Los Angeles County officials said Thursday that 170,200 additional victims have been identified in a theft of medical data from a county contractor's office.
The total number of county patients affected now stands at 338,700. The data was stored on eight computers taken in a February break-in at the Torrance office of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, a company that handles medical billing and collections.
Sutherland, via a public relations firm, released a description of a suspect in the break-in and surveillance video images. The company is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the return of the stolen equipment or the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft.
So far, three class action lawsuits have been filed against the county over the data breach, Sommers said.
Sutherland sent out notices to potentially affected patients offering free credit monitoring. The firm also has set up a toll free line -- 877-868-9284 -- for those trying to determine if their records are involved.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Torrance police Detective Hassoldt at (310) 618-2374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.