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Premera Blue Cross hacked, putting 11M customers at risk

Oh no! 11 million customers are at potentially at risk following data breach suffered by Premera Blue Cross

By Michael Hatamoto from Mar 18, 2015 @ 13:08 CDT

The Premera Blue Cross health insurer has confirmed it suffered a data breach, putting 11 million customers at risk. Compromised data includes financial information and medical information, including names, bank account data, Social Security numbers, and clinical information.

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The FBI is now working with Premera to gauge the seriousness of the data breach, with compromised records dating back as far as 2002. The company is now offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services, Premera said on a special website designed to discuss the issue.

"All of us here at Premera have been by affected by this attack and we understand and share your concerns," said Jeff Roe, President and CEO of Premera. "Please know that we're committed to making sure you get the tools and assistance you need to help protect you."

NEWS SOURCES:Premeraupdate.com, Media.graytvinc.com

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