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CareFirst phishing attack affects 6.8k - Becker's Hospital Review

CareFirst phishing attack affects 6.8k Written by Julie Spitzer| April 02, 2018| Print | Email

A phishing email attack on Baltimore-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield may have comprised nearly 6,800 members' personal data, the company said March 30.

The insurer learned March 12 one of its employees fell victim to a phishing email that comprised his or her email account. The hacker used the email account to send spam messages to an email list of individuals not associated with CareFirst.

Although hackers sent emails to people not associated with CareFirst, the hackers could have potentially accessed the personal information of 6,800 CareFirst members, including names, member identification numbers, date of birth and, in eight cases, Social Security numbers. No medical or financial information was compromised.

CareFirst launched an investigation into the incident. A forensic analysis of its systems showed no evidence of malware in the phishing email or spam, and no other...(continued)

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