Planned Parenthood Patient records leaked in violation of data.

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Planned Parenthood Los Angeles says information was stolen in the cyber attack.

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Planned Parenthood Los Angeles has confirmed that data breaches over the past month have exposed online patient records, including names, dates of birth, addresses, insurance identification numbers and medical data such as diagnostic, treatment and prescription information. Included.

An unauthorized person gained access to the network between October 9 and October 17, installed malware and stole files. The PPLA said it took its systems offline on October 17 when it saw suspicious activity, alerted law enforcement and involved a cybersecurity company for investigation. On November 4, the investigation concluded that patient information had been obtained, and Planned Parenthood LA is now notifying infected patients.

About 400,000 patients were affected by the data breach, according to a report in the Washington Post on Wednesday.

“PPLA is sending out notices to patients whose information was contained in documents that were extracted from our systems,” the organization said. “We encourage patients to review the statements of their healthcare providers or health insurers and contact them immediately if they see a charge for services they have not received. . “

The PPLA says it has since stepped up surveillance of the network and hired more members of its cybersecurity staff.

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