A potential data breach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan may have exposed the personal information of approximately 15,000 of its “Medicare Advantage” customers. The potential data breach occurred when a laptop of an employee of a vendor contracted by a Blue Cross Blue Shield subsidiary was stolen.
The laptop theft potentially exposed the names, addresses, dates of birth, genders, medications, medical diagnoses and provider information of the Medicare Advantage customers. Fortunately, Social Security numbers and financial account information were not on the stolen laptop.
Blue Cross officials also claimed that there has been no indication to date that the stolen information has been accessed by any unauthorized person. Hopefully, it stays that way.