Hack exposes personal information of 400,000 patients


A hacker accessed the personal information of roughly 400,000 patients of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Staff members first noticed suspicious activity on their computer network Oct. 17, the reproductive healthcare provider says. Planned Parenthood took its systems offline, notified law enforcement and retained a thirdparty cybersecurity firm.

The hack was limited to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and didn’t affect other affiliates. The organization is sending letters to affected patients outlining steps they can take to protect themselves. A motive for the hack wasn’t known, but Planned Parenthood has been the target of politically motivated cyberattacks in the past.

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