Blue Cross: Theft of employee’s computer may have compromised 15,000 customers’ data

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. reports:

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan announced Friday that the personal data of nearly 15,000 of Medicare Advantage members may have been compromised after an employee’s laptop computer was stolen in October. 

Blue Cross said it was notified on Nov. 12, 2018 by COBX, a subsidiary company vendor serving Medicare Advantage business for them, that an employee’s work laptop was stolen on Oct. 26, 2018. Although the laptop was encrypted and password-protected, the employee’s access credentials may have been potentially compromised, Blue Cross said.

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