Express Scripts

Judge throws out lawsuit against Express Scripts

Brendon Tavelli of Proskauer Rose writes: On November 23, 2009, a federal court in Missouri bucked the recent trend in identity exposure lawsuits and refused to recognize Article III standing in a class action lawsuit that alleged simply an increased risk of identity theft resulting from a data breach. In Amburgy v. Express Scripts,...

Better safe than sorry: Express Scripts should notify everyone

Almost a year after it was contacted by an extortionist, pharmacy benefits management company Express Scripts first learned that the extortionist was in possession of at least 700,000 more members’ personal information than they originally knew about. The company has now notified those individuals, but how many other members may also be affected? It’s...

700,000 Express Scripts members notified of extortion demands (update 2)

As previously reported here Express Scripts recently updated their breach report on the incident from 2008 involving an extortion demand.  Now Dina Wisenberg Brin of Dow Jones Newswires provides some additional details, including the statistic that Express Scripts has now sent out approximately 700,000 individual notification letters, total.  The company has not revealed how...

Express Scripts updates their breach report

When Express Scripts reported receiving an extortion attempt late last year, its potential impact was immediately evident as the company handles prescription benefits for tens of millions of people. Express scripts has now updated its breach report. In a letter to the New Hampshire Attorney General dated September 14, their Vice-President and Deputy General...

Revising the Top 10 Data Loss Incidents list

It’s been a while since I posted a list of the largest breaches or data loss incidents. My list often does not totally match others’ lists because of different criteria and sources that I use, but we’re often pretty close in our lists. This time, however, my list will likely appear significantly different, due,...