Health Insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Hacked, 10 Million Accounts Exposed
It's not yet known if the attackers stole personal information as part of the breach, though Excellus did confirm that they gained unauthorized access to personal information of around 7 million people, many of which are located in upstate New York. The information accessed could include name, date of birth, Social Security number, mailing address, telephone number, member identification number, financial account number, and claims information.
"We sincerely regret any concern this may cause," said Christopher Booth, the corporation's CEO. "We are providing free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to you for peace of mind. We also pledge to take additional steps to strengthen and enhance security to help avoid having something like this happen again."
The attack also compromised records belonging to an additional 3.5 million people who go through affiliated Lifetime Healthcare Companies.