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UCLA Health Hacked

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4.5 million records have been stolen in the wake of a months-long hack of UCLA Health.

The University of California Los Angeles Health is in charge of four hospitals and reported that their network had been hacked in May.  The system in question contained the information of 4.5 million patients and providers.  They say they are cooperating with the FBI, but it has come to light that the hackers may have been in the system as long as September of last year.

UCLA has been notifying potential victims, offering a year of theft recovery and restoration services, credit monitoring, a $1 million insurance reimbursement policy and other healthcare identity protection tools.  While the attack is a pretty severe one, credit should be given to UCLA for going beyond the standard credit monitoring service most hacked companies provide to the resultant victims.