Medical Records Hacked
When you go to your doctor or even the hospital, we all know that confidentiality is of key importance. We know what is written in our files is between us and the medical staff. Maybe the insurance company, may have a right to see too, but that’s it right? Can you imagine what would happen if somebody gained access to your medical files? What damage could it do?
That worry of having medical records hacked has happened to over 10 million people with the Excellus Bluecross Blueshield. Even worse for those involved was that the breach occurred back in 2013 and has only now become public!
From Network World
Hackers have penetrated the IT systems of U.S. health insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and gained access to personal, financial and medical information of more than 10 million people, the company disclosed Thursday.
The initial attack occurred in December 2013, but the company did not learn about it until Aug. 5. Since then it has been working with the FBI and cybersecurity firm Mandiant to investigate the breach.
The hackers may have had access to customer records which include names, addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, member identification numbers, financial accounts and medical claims information.