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Posted on July 31, 2019 by in Data Breach & Technology, Identity & Privacy, Personal

Data breaches in the healthcare industry have continued to heat up in July with over 2 million consumer records being impacted by vulnerabilities to Essentia Health, Clinical Pathology Laboratories and the LA County Department of Health Services.

Here are the recent data breaches that made headlines in July 2019:

Maryland Department of Labor

The data of 78,000 users was exposed after multiple systems managed by the Maryland Department of Labor were breached. Names, social security numbers, dates of birth, and other sensitive information dating back to 2009 were impacted.  

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

The personal information of 14,600 patients of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services was accessed through a phishing attack targeting a contractor. The compromised information included names, addresses, patient information, and social security numbers.

Essentia Health

A phishing attack on the Essentia Health third party vendor, California Reimbursement Enterprises, exposed medical records, billing information, and dates of birth of an unknown number of patients.

Fieldwork Software

vpnMentor researchers discovered an unsecured database belonging to Fieldwork Software, divulging customer names, credit cards, alarm codes, client information, and other sensitive details of the company’s small business customers as well as a direct access link to the company’s backend system, and communication logs.

Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL)

Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) disclosed the personal information of 2.2 million patients, including names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, dates of service, balance information and treatment provider information were exposed. An additional 34,500 patients of CPL had their credit card and banking information affected.


A hacker accessed the information of Sprint customer accounts via the “add a line” website. An unknown number of users had their names, billing addresses, phone numbers, device types, device IDs, monthly recurring charges, subscriber IDs, account numbers, account creation dates, upgrade eligibility, and add-on services compromised.

Los Angeles Personnel Department

The personal information of 20,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers, recruits, and applicants was compromised after a breach targeting the Los Angeles Personnel Department. Names, birth dates, partial social security numbers, email addresses, and applicant account passwords were collected by the hacker.

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