Four-hos­pi­tal UCLA Health last week said cy­ber­crim­i­nals hit part of its net­work con­tain­ing the records of an es­ti­mated 4.5 mil­lion peo­ple.

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Of­fi­cials said “they could not rule out the pos­si­bil­ity” that the at­tack­ers had ac­cessed in­di­vid­u­als’ per­sonal or med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion.” The UCLA Health state­ment said it first dis­cov­ered sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity last Oc­to­ber, but didn’t learn un­til May 5 that at­tack­ers had ac­cessed parts of the net­work con­tain­ing “per­sonal in­for­ma­tion such as names, ad­dresses, dates of birth, So­cial Se­cu­rity num­bers, med­i­cal record num­bers, Medi­care or health plan ID num­bers and some med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion.” The FBI and pri­vate com­puter foren­sic ex­perts are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the breach, the state­ment said.

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