[ISN] Premera Blue Cross hack exposes 11M

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/premera-blue-cross-hack-exposes-data-11m By Mike Miliard Healthcare IT News March 18, 2015 In what looks to be becoming a trend, another health plan has been targeted with a “sophisticated cyberattack,” with hackers gaining access to the financial and medical information of 11 million members. Washington state-based Premera Blue Cross, a not-for-profit plan whose corporate clients include Pacific Northwest giants Microsoft and Starbucks, announced the breach, which was detected in January, on March 17. The attackers – who some have suggested may be the same Chinese spies suspected in the massive Anthem breach revealed this past month, gained access to to a plethora of personal data. The Anthem breach compromised the information of nearly 80 million people. “That information could include names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, member identification number, medical claims information and financial information,” according to Premera. […]