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TRICARE Breach Victims Report Account Fraud

DATA LOSS—U.S.

March 16, 2012

iHealthBeat reports that several victims of last year's TRICARE breach are finding potentially fraudulent activity on their accounts. The breach involved the loss of backup computer tapes containing personal data on 4.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries by a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor. A class-action suit was filed against the DOD in October, and attorneys have now filed an amended complaint "claiming that several plaintiffs noticed fraudulent activity in their financial accounts after the theft," the report states, noting the plaintiffs have indicated they have had to cancel accounts, open new ones and stop deposits and electronic payments as a result.
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