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Blue Cross Loses Member Data

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Data Loss Source: Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield is warning more than 300,000 members that some of their personal information was on a laptop computer that was stolen.
Date of Loss: January 23, 2008
Size of Loss: 300,000
Affected Individuals: Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield members
Geographic Focus: New Jersey
Data contained: The laptop contained names, Social Security numbers and other personal information for about 10 percent of the insurer’s 3.3 million customers in New Jersey. Medical information was not included.
Additional Notes: Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield says the risk of identity theft is small because the data was protected by password.
Additional Information: Newsday