Health Net, IBM Lose Drives with Stored Customer Records

Managed health care provider Health Net said this week that “several” server drives managed by IBM had gone missing, putting possibly 1.9 million records containing the personal information of its customer base at risk.

Health Net did not say how many records may be at risk, although the company says it administers records to 6 million individuals. Data including Social Security numbers, names and addresses, and other personal information are at risk.

 PC Magazine, March 16, 2011

Health Net faces second probe over lost personal data

A second California insurance regulator has announced plans to investigate insurer Health Net Inc. for losing computer records that contain Social Security numbers and other personal information of nearly 2 million current and former policyholders.

…The California Department of Managed Health Care already is investigating the security breach, in which nine computer drives were found to be missing. The insurer said the records contain addresses, Social Security numbers, financial data and other information about customers, employees and healthcare providers.

Los angeles Times, March 16, 2011

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