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Lawsuit Filed for Security Breach

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 20, 2010

An applicant for Anthem Blue Cross health insurance has filed a lawsuit claiming the company failed to protect his personal information when it was hacked earlier this year, reports the Los Angeles Times. The breach occurred when lawyers involved in another lawsuit against Anthem allegedly accessed Patrick Magorien and other applicants' protected information. Magorien's suit claims his Social Security number, address and credit card numbers were accessed and seeks class action status, says the report. Anthem has not commented on the case, but in a statement, it said it "is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our members' and applicants' personal information, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations."
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