Rochester, New York: Excellus BCBS: Info for 10 million breached

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A health insurer in western New York and affiliates say their computers were targeted in a cyberattack that may have provided unauthorized access to more than 10 million personal records.
The breach putting many customers on heightened alert like Teresa Minutolo of Geneva who suspects her information was compromised.
She said she noticed on August 6 that a $900 airline ticket was purchased using her only credit card. “I’m upset, I wish they would have told us sooner,” Minutolo said.
When asked about the five week gap between the discovery of cyberattack and its disclosure, Excellus said that time was used to determine exactly how many customers were potentially affected in the breach.
The company said it “immediately began working to close the vulnerability, and contacted the FBI. We have been fully cooperating with the FBI’s investigation.”
The companies say unauthorized computer access was discovered Aug. 5, and they haven’t…

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