State’s second-largest health insurer suffers cybersecurity attack

Jessica Bartlett reports:

The state’s second-largest insurer suffered large technical outages due to a cybersecurity ransomware incident.

Point32Health, the parent company for Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, said in a memo on its website that it identified a ransomware incident on Monday, affecting the systems it uses to service members, accounts, brokers and providers. A spokesman for the insurer said the outages were mainly affecting members covered under Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s commercial plans and New Hampshire Medicare plans, though it was not impacting those on the Tufts Health Plan.

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