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Wednesday September 09, 2015

NY Health Insurer Hacked, Over 10M Possibly Affected

If you have insurance through Excellus BlueCross BlueShield of New York, I have bad news for you. frown

The Rochester-based insurer said it and its affiliates had been the target of a sophisticated cyber attack and that it was taking steps to address the situation and offering free identity theft protection services to those affected. Excellus said it learned of the cyber attack on Aug. 5 from experts it had hired to perform a forensic assessment of its computer systems following hacking attacks on other health insurers. A subsequent investigation found that the initial hack occurred in December of 2013.