• The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (“HACLA”) Hacked

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    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (“HACLA”) is providing notice of an incident that may
    affect the privacy of personal information. This notification provides details of the incident, our response,
    and resources available to you to help protect your information from possible misuse, should you feel it is
    appropriate to do so.

    What Happened? On December 31, 2022, HACLA discovered encrypted files on certain computer
    systems. HACLA learned that it had been the victim of a complex cyber-attack. HACLA immediately shut
    down its servers and launched an investigation with the assistance of third-party forensic specialists to
    determine the nature and scope of the incident. The forensic investigation determined there was
    unauthorized access to certain servers between January 15, 2022 through December 31, 2022. HACLA
    immediately undertook a comprehensive review of all data contained on its systems that may have been the
    subject of any unauthorized access or acquisition. On February 13, 2023, HACLA completed this review
    and determined that the impacted systems contained certain personal information.

    What Information Was Involved? While the specific data elements vary for each potentially affected
    individual, the scope of information potentially involved includes an individual’s name, Social Security
    number, date of birth, passport number, driver’s license number or state identification number, tax
    identification number, military identification number, government issued identification number,
    credit/debit card number, financial account number, health insurance information, and medical information

    HACLA takes the
    confidentiality, privacy, and security of information in its care seriously.
    (For a full year the hackers were roaming hacked servers freely and unnoticed)

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