Southland Integrated Services Reports Data Breach Involving Sensitive Consumer Information

Southland Integrated Services, Inc. (SIS), a Santa Ana-based healthcare provider, notified the California Attorney General on November 10, 2023, regarding a recent data breach compromising consumers’ sensitive information. The breach exposed personal details, including names, addresses, dates of birth, vaccination status, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and financial account information.

Upon detecting suspicious activity within its computer network on October 18, 2023, SIS promptly secured its systems and engaged third-party data security experts to investigate the incident. The investigation confirmed unauthorized access by an external party to SIS’s IT network between October 16, 2023, and October 18, 2023. This unauthorized access encompassed files containing confidential patient information.

Following this breach, Southland Integrated Services meticulously reviewed compromised files to identify the leaked information and affected individuals. The breached information varies for each person but may include critical personal and financial details such as names, addresses, dates of birth, vaccination statuses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and financial account information.

Notices regarding the data breach were dispatched to all impacted individuals on November 10, 2023, detailing the specific compromised information pertaining to each victim.

Founded in 1979, Southland Integrated Services provides diverse health and social services, including primary care, behavioral health, and dental services. It operates as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) clinic approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With an employee count exceeding 65, the organization generates an annual revenue of approximately $5 million.

Individuals receiving breach notifications are strongly advised to remain vigilant against potential risks of identity theft or fraudulent activities. Seeking guidance from a data breach lawyer can provide insights into protective measures and potential legal options in the aftermath of the Southland Integrated Services data breach.

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