What type of personal information? Names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates. Most of the victims live in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
What was the response? The company has offered affected individuals one year of free credit monitoring.
Details:Nobody has misused the information so far. The company detected the breach on Feb. 20 and alerted members in a March 10 letter. No medical data was exposed.
Quote:"The risk...should be taken seriously." - CareFirst spokesman Michael Sullivan
Source:baltimoresun.com, The Baltimore Sun, "Patient data exposed online," March 26.