Planned Parenthood LA Impacted by Ransomware Attack that Led to Data Breach

Planned Parenthood LA or also known under the acronym PPLA, a provider of healthcare services in Los Angeles County, has revealed that it suffered a data breach following an October ransomware attack. Apparently, this incident led to almost 400,000 patients’ personal data exposure.

The Planned Parenthood LA Data Breach: Details

According to BleepingComputer, the PPLA patients received a notification where they were informed that October 9 – October 17 was the period when the cyberattack took place, cybercriminals thus managed to compromise the targeted network and engaged in stealing important files.

The nature of the stolen files was later established on the 4th of November when the company discovered that stolen documents included personal information of the patients such as birth data, clinical information like diagnosis or procedure, address, and insurance data.

The ones who first reported this security breach were the reporters from Washington Post. John Erickson, a spokesperson from Planned Parenthood LA declared to the publication that the stolen files included patient personal data, revealed that almost 400,000 patients were impacted, and also stated the nature of the cyberattack which was identified as a ransomware attack.

Here is also what the company said in the notification sent to

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