Proposed class action over CareFirst data breach dismissed

Brendan Pierson reports:

A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class action over a 2015 cyberattack against health insurance company CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield that compromised the data of about 1.1 million people.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, D.C. ruled Wednesday that the CareFirst policyholders who brought the lawsuit had not shown that they faced actual harm, noting that the most sensitive information, such as Social Security and credit card numbers, was not compromised by the attack.

Read more on Reuters and Law360, although you’ll need subscriptions to access their full coverage.

This is the second suit CareFirst was able to get dismissed. Another lawsuit was dismissed in May. For previous coverage of the breach itself and follow-up, search this blog for CareFirst.

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