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Excellus BCBS discloses breach, 10 million members affected

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    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a health insurer in upstate New York, said on Wednesday that its systems and those located at affiliates had been compromised, potentially exposing the personal information of nearly ten million members.

    The breach was discovered on August 5, and additional investigation revealed that the incident started around Christmas in 2013. Excellus discovered the breach after hiring FireEye to assess their network.

    The company had been following the security problems at other BlueCross BlueShield providers, as well as the issues at Anthem, and felt an assessment was in order. It wasn't long before teams from FireEye had detected problems.

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