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Another Healthcare Insurer, Excellus BCBS, Hit With Mega-Breach

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Another Healthcare Insurer, Excellus BCBS, Hit With Mega-Breach

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and parent company join ranks of Anthem and Premera after breach that may have exposed more than 10 million patient records.

Cyber attackers last month executed a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to the IT systems of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company, Lifetime Healthcare Companies, possibly gaining unauthorized access to more than 10 million personal records.

The Rochester, N.Y-based insurers learned Aug. 5 that cyber attackers had gained access to IT systems hosting individuals’ personal information, company officials reported Wednesday. Further investigations revealed that the initial attack occurred on Dec. 23, 2013, they said.

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