Thursday, 19 March 2015

Hacked Insurer US Warns 11 Million People

Weather attackers managed to break into a major US health insurer, so the private information of millions of people may have been stolen. Such names, dates of birth, social security number, mailing address, email address, phone number, account details and information about insurance claims, including clinical data. These customer data going back to 2002.

Premera Blue Cross discovered on January 29 of this year that attackers had been given access to the network. According to the insurer was previously used a "sophisticated attack", but further details of the attack are not given. Further investigation revealed that the network since May 5, 2014 was compromised. Meanwhile, the network of the malware would be removed. Furthermore, additional measures will be taken to tighten security.

The health insurer yesterday began sending letters in which 11 million customers are warned, reports NBC News . However, it may take until April 20 before everyone was informed. Customers can get two years free of charge monitor their credit and have to protect themselves against identity theft. Earlier this year it was announced that attackers with the US health insurer Anthem had broken. Since the data of 80 million current and former customers were captured.

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