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Bankers Life Hack Affects More Than 566,000

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Breach Response , Data Breach , Fraud

Bankers Life Hack Affects More Than 566,000 Company Says Medicare Supplemental Plan Policyholders Among Those Impacted Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • November 8, 2018

Bankers Life is notifying more than 566,000 individuals, including Medicare supplemental insurance policyholders, that their personal information was exposed in a hacking incident. Employee credentials were compromised, enabling unauthorized third parties to gain access to certain company websites containing personal data on policyholders and applicants, the insurer says.

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The incident, which was reported by Bankers Life's parent company, CNO Financial Group, to the Department of Health and Human Services as an "unauthorized access/disclosure" breach, is the fifth largest incident added to the HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website so far this year. Commonly called the ...(continued)

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