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L.A. County breach exposes over 750,000 identities

The LA County has just disclosed a breach that occurred earlier this year. Over 100 county employees fell for a phishing email scam in May of this year, exposing confidential records of over 750K citizens.

The county stated that over a dozen departments were compromised, including Assessor, Chief Executive Office, Children and Family Services, Child Support Services, Health Services, Human Resources, Internal Services, Mental Health, Probation, Public Health, Public Library, Public Social Services and Public works.

The compromised data included a full range of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), including names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, addresses, home phone numbers, and medical treatment information.

The county has just now begun notifying the victims and offering free identity monitoring, credit monitoring, identity consultation, and identity restoration.

 

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