Hackers Steal Data of 200K During CareFirst BlueCross DC Cyberattack

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan District of Columbia (CHPDC), formerly known as Trusted Health Plan, recently notified 200,665 plan members that their data was compromised and potentially stolen after a cyberattack in January.

On January 28, CHPDC’s managed IT service vendor notified the insurer of the attack on its computer systems and notified an outside security firm, which took steps to mitigate the incident.

The investigation determined the attackers were likely part of a foreign cybercriminal enterprise, while the attack was sophisticated in nature and resulted in the theft of some information.

The breach victims include CHPDC enrollees, current and former employees, providers who received payments from the insurer, and Medicaid enrollees. The compromised data included full names, contact details, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, Medicaid identification numbers, medical information, claims data, and some clinical information.

For affected providers and...

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