How many victims? 10,000.
What type of personal information? Social Security numbers.
What happened? An employee of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield transferred a file that may have contained the Social Security numbers of N.H. doctors, dentists and other health care service providers to a personal laptop that was later stolen. Transferring the file to a personal computer was against the insurer's security policies.
Details: The file did not contain any information about N.H. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield members or their medical conditions.
Early last month it was revealed that the loss of a separate laptop belonging to Blue Cross put the sensitive information of 39,000 physicians at risk.
What was the response? Affected individuals will be offered free credit monitoring for one year.Source: WMUR New Hampshire, www.wmur.com, “Insurer Says SS Numbers May Be On Stolen Laptop,” Nov. 4, 2009.