Premera Blue Cross Hacked: 11 million customers could be affected

Mar 17, 2015 3:54 PM by News Staff

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross was the target of a major cyberattack, and personal or health data for as many as 11 million people may have been compromised, the company announced Tuesday.

Premera said Tuesday hackers gained "unauthorized access" to its systems in a "sophisticated attack" that began May 4, 2014. Just last month, health insurer Anthem disclosed a major breach that may have affected as many as 80 million records.

The Premera attackers may have accessed several types of data for 11 million individuals, including: name, date of birth, Social Security number, mailing address, email address, telephone number, member identification number, bank account information, and claims information, including clinical information.

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