The Department of Auditor-Controller said Thursday the equipment was stolen February 5 from the Torrance office of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a firm that contracts with the county.
Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.
A security alert was reported at Ontario Airport Friday evening, according to authorities.
The breach at a third-party vendor that processes transactions for Visa and MasterCard may affect primarily merchant customers.
Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo filed a lawsuit Monday, claiming his contract was breached.
Authorities say Health Net data servers containing the personal financial information, Social Security numbers and health history for nearly 2 million customers nationwide have been missing for roughly a month.