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Nearly One Million Now Said to Be Impacted

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 12, 2010

The number of those affected by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee data theft last October has increased to 998,422 since the last count in March, Health Data Management reports. The insurer began notifying those potentially affected in January. To date, the tab for investigating the incident, notifying customers, extending credit monitoring to individuals affected and working with attorneys general in 32 states has reached $7 million. The insurer plans to release a final report when the process is complete, the report states.
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