Torrance Memorial Breached In Phishing Incident

Torrance Memorial Medical Center said this morning that it has had an email security incident, which has allowed access to two email accounts containing sensitive personal information including names, dates of birth, address information, telephone numbers, medical record numbers, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, and other clinical/diagnostic information for patients. According to Torrance Memorial, the breaches occurred due to a phishing attempt on April 18th and 19th, which it says it detected on April 20th. The hospital said it has reported the incident to the California Department of Public Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The hospital did not say how many of its patients were affected in the breach, but that it has offered those individuals access to credit monitoring and identity theft protection services for one year without charge.


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