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CareFirst data breach affects 1.1 million people

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    On Wednesday, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) disclosed a data breach that impacts 1.1 million current and former members, who registered to use the insurer's websites or who did business with them online prior to June 20, 2014.

    CareFirst stated that they detected the initial compromise and took action to contain the attack. The assumption made was that their actions helped avoid a crisis.

    "At the time CareFirst believed that we had contained the attack and prevented any actual access to member information. The evidence that data was accessed was found as part of a comprehensive assessment conducted as part of CareFirst's ongoing information security efforts in the wake of cyberattacks on other health care companies," the insurer stated.

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