CMS increases breach total to 93,600

Evan Sweeney reports:

More people were impacted by last month’s data breach than previously thought, according to an update from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The agency reported a final total of 93,689 people whose information was compromised during an Oct. 16 data breach that targeted the Direct Enrollment pathway used by insurance agents and brokers. Initial reports estimated the breach impacted 75,000.

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