Earlier this week, Premera/Blue Cross announced that they have been the target of a major data breach.
This cyberattack has affected Premera Blue Cross, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, and its affiliated companies, Vivacity and Connexion Insurance Solutions, Inc., and in turn, has affected millions of Washingtonians.
“I’m very concerned about this and other data breaches that put Washingtonians at risk,” said Attorney General Ferguson, “My team is looking into what happened, and we will do everything we can to protect consumers.”
Premera will be sending letters to those impacted by this cyberattack and is offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity protection services to anyone affected.
Visit http://www.premeraupdate.com/ for updates.
Remember: Scammers often use large cyberattacks or natural disaster to try and scam those invested or impacted by the event. Be aware that Premera won’t email or call you about this data breach and they won’t ask for your personal information. If you receive an email or phone call from someone claiming to be with Premera/Blue Cross, hang up immediately and don’t provide them with any information.