Customers alerted to BlueCross data breach

Customers of Chattanooga-based insurer BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee slowly are being notified by mail of a potential breach of their personal information.

This week, BCBS will provide updated data to the public on exactly how many customers were exposed when 57 hard drives were pilfered in October from a storage closet at the insurer’s Eastgate Town Center branch, said company spokeswoman Mary Thompson.

“We’ve reach a critical mass with our analysis of the information, and this week we think we can update the public,” Ms. Thompson said. “We’re going to be doing a really full breakdown of how many were potentially exposed.” Letters are being mailed in batches as the data is being combed over and the breaches are discovered, Ms. Thompson said.


I wonder what states attorney general will say about notifications that are months after the breach occurred.

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