Breach, Data Security

Unencrypted USB drive stolen, 3,000 Humana members in Atlanta impacted

In Georgia, nearly 3,000 members of health care provider Humana are being notified that their personal information – including Social Security numbers – may have been compromised after an encrypted laptop and unencrypted USB drive were stolen from an associate's vehicle.

How many victims? 2,962. 

What type of personal information? The unencrypted USB drive contained names, medical records and Social Security numbers.

What happened? An encrypted laptop and an unencrypted USB drive containing the data were stolen from a Humana associate's vehicle.

What was the response? Added training and improved business practices and procedures are measures being taken by Humana to prevent a similar incident from occurring. All impacted members are being notified and offered free access to credit monitoring services.

Details: The information related to members in the Atlanta area. There was no indication of when the devices were stolen, but a Humana statement indicated the theft occurred recently.

Quote: “At this time, Humana has no reason to believe that the information has been used inappropriately,” according to a Humana statement.

Source: A Humana statement emailed to

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