The Connecticut health insurance exchange data breach has been traced back to an employee of the company that runs the call center.
The CT Mirror: Access Health CT Data Breach Traced To Call Center Vendor Employee
A data breach involving Connecticut's health insurance exchange has been traced to an employee of the company that runs the agency's call center, according to the exchange. A backpack discovered on a Hartford street Friday afternoon was found to contain four notepads with handwritten names, Social Security Numbers and birth dates for about 400 people, as well as paperwork from Access Health CT, the state's exchange, according to exchange officials. The backpack belongs to an employee of Maximus, which runs the exchange's call center, Access Health Chief Marketing Officer Jason Madrak said in a statement Sunday. The employee came forward after learning about the backpack's discovery on television news, Madrak said (Becker, 6/8).
The Hill: Personal Data On ACA Enrollees May Be Compromised
Connecticut's health insurance exchange acknowledged Friday that the personal information of some enrollees may have been compromised. In a statement, Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan said that an individual discovered a backpack on a Hartford street containing the personal information of about 400 people. Because the backpack contained paperwork for the exchange, "it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts," Counihan said (Viebeck, 6/6).
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