Blumenthal suspects HealthNet disk was stolen

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says a missing disk containing confidential data on almost 450,000 Health Net patients in Connecticut may have been stolen, rather than lost.

Blumenthal said today he is notifying federal criminal investigators, asking that they take a closer look into the matter.

Health Net got into hot water with AG’s office in mid-November when it belatedly disclosed the data breach six months after it first discovered the disk was missing. The missing disk contained health, personal and financial information.

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