Excellus Cyberattack May Compromised 10 million Insurance Records

By on September 10, 2015

Health Insurer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield reported that on August 5, 2015, it discovered that its computers systems were attacked as early as 2013, possibly exposing information including birth dates, Social Security numbers and financial account data on 10 million of its customers.

Excellus affiliates affected by the cyberattack includ The MedAmerica Companies, Univera Healthcare and Lifetime Affiliates (Lifetime Benefit Solutions, Lifetime Care, Lifetime Health Medical Group).

“Protecting personal information is one of our top priorities and we take this issue seriously,” said Chief Executive Christopher Booth.  “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.”

Excellus created a website at www.excellusfacts.com for to answer consumer questions and facilitate customer registration for free credit monitoring and ID theft protection.  Also, The FBI is investigating the breach and advises customers to monitor their personal information and report any potential identity theft issues to its Internet Crime Complaint Center online.

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