Data Of 1.1 Million Carefirst Users Stolen In Cyberattack

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a non-profit healthcare company, said Wednesday that the data of about 1.1 million current and former customers had been comprised in a cyberattack.

“Evidence suggests that attackers could have potentially acquired member user names created by individuals to use CareFirst’s website, names, birth dates, email addresses and subscriber identification numbers,” the company said, in a statement on its website. The company also said it blocked member access to those accounts, and would offer two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to those affected.

The attack comes after a spate of similar cyber security breaches at large companies in the United States….

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