The Error Of Your Ways: Top 10 Data Breaches Of 2014
7. Computer Theft Prompts LA-Area Medical Breach
A break-in at a Los Angeles area medical billing and collections firm resulted in a data breach affecting 338,700 California residents. Sutherland Healthcare Solutions said the computers at one of its offices contained names, Social Security numbers and billing information. Birth dates, addresses and medical diagnosis also may have been included, city officials told the Los Angeles Times in April. The newspaper said the firm is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the return of the stolen equipment or the arrest and conviction of those responsible. Dell SecureWorks issued a report last year highlighting the value of stolen medical data for use by identity thieves.