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Premera Blue Cross data breach affects millions of Washingtonians

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The breach affected Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, and its affiliated companies, Vivacity and Connexion Insurance Solutions, Inc. It impacts millions of individuals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The breach affected Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, and its affiliated companies, Vivacity and Connexion Insurance Solutions, Inc. It impacts millions of individuals in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
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The Washington State Attorney General's Office said in a press release that it is unclear what information was taken, but it may have included Social Security numbers, dates of birth, mailing and email addresses, telephone numbers, member identification numbers, bank account information and claims information (which includes medical information). 

At this time, the FBI is working with Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm, to find out exactly what was taken in the attack and who was behind it. 

The company is offering two years of credit monitoring to all customers, ID theft restoration services and ID insurance through Experian. Customers can visit www.Premeraupdate.com to sign up for the services.

For more information on how to protect yourself from identity theft and how to recover, visit www.atg.wa.gov/identity-theftprivacy.

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