Premera Blue Cross Cyber Attack

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On May 5, 2014 Premera Blue Cross, the third-largest health insurer in Washington state, announced today that the company was the target of a sophisticated cyber attack. This attack affected as many as 11 million patients across this great country. As a result of the malicious attack, attackers may have gained unauthorized access to names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, member identification numbers, bank account information and claims and clinical information. This information may have went back as far as 2002. Not only did this attack affect many unfortunate Americans, but also the Premera Blue Cross CEO Jeff Roe. As a result of the cyberattack Premera also notified
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