Following a cyberattack that could affect up to 4.5 million individuals, UCLA Health initially is offering one year of free identity theft protection and restoration services. That may soon change.

If the hack was a criminal act rather than state-sponsored, that significantly would raise the risk of ID theft and the HHS Office for Civil Rights likely would recommend two years of protection services, says David Damato, chief security officer at Tanium, a data network platform vendor. UCLA in announcing the attack called it a criminal act.

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