[ISN] Hackers gain entry to 10 million Excellus insurance records

http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-gain-entry-to-10-million-excellus-insurance-records/ By John Fontana Identity Matters ZDNet News September 10, 2015 Hackers infiltrated the systems of Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield gaining access to some 10 million healthcare records some of which included medical history, the company announced Wednesday. The Rochester, N.Y.-based insurer said the breach began nearly two years ago and was first discovered last month. The company said it has not determined if data was actually taken off its servers, but the hackers did have access to records that included personal information such as birth dates, Social Security numbers and addresses along with claims and payment information. “The investigation has not determined that any such data was removed from our systems,” Excellus CEO Christopher Booth said in a memo on the company’s website. “We also have no evidence to date that such data has been used inappropriately.” As in many recent breaches across vertical industry, the company issued a statement classifying the breach as “a very sophisticated cyberattack.” In addition, the breach fits recent profiles that show hackers are spending multiple years weaving their way through computer systems. […]




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