CareFirst has reported that 1.1 million of their customers’ personal information has been stolen.
“Cyberattacks on businesses have, regrettably, become all too common. We understand that news of a cyberattack on CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) is a cause of concern for our members and others with whom we do business. Maintaining the privacy and security of our members’ personal information is one of our highest priorities,” said CEO Chet Burrell.
“Limited personal information was involved in this attack – for instance, no member Social Security Numbers, medical claims information or financial information was put at risk. While this reduces the chance that your personal information will be used improperly, we are nonetheless offering our potentially affected members two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services in order to ease your concerns about possible unauthorized use of your personal information.”