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Anthem Blue Cross posts Social Security, tax numbers of 24, 500 doctors
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:33:56 +0000 (UTC)
By Chad Terhune
Los Angeles Times
November 25, 2013
In a departure from most medical privacy cases, Anthem Blue Cross said it
accidentally posted online Social Security or tax identification numbers
for about 24,500 California doctors.
[Updated 1:03 p.m. PST Nov. 25: An Anthem spokesman said Monday that
24,500 doctors were affected, up from the previous 5,900 figure issued by
Anthem, a unit of insurance giant WellPoint Inc., said the private
information was mistakenly included with its online provider directory for
about 24 hours late last month.
The state's largest for-profit health insurer said once it identified the
error, it removed the information from its website. Anthem said this
breach didn't involve any patient data.
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- Anthem Blue Cross posts Social Security, tax numbers of 24, 500 doctors InfoSec News (Nov 28)