Skip to comments.400 Connecticut Health-Exchange Enrollees’ Information May Be Compromised
Posted on 06/06/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT by markomalley
The personal information of around 400 health-exchange enrollees may be compromised, according to a statement issued today by Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan.
The statement notes that a backpack was recovered in Hartford that held four notepads with personal information for approximately 400 individuals. The backpack also contained Access Health CT paperwork and it appears as though some of that personal information may be associated with Access Health CT accounts. It is still unclear where the backpack came from, and we are working [with] the Hartford Police Department to investigate, and contact the individuals whose information may be compromised. Let me be clear: we are sorry this happened. This is a very serious situation and we will hold the person or persons who are responsible to account.
Kathleen Tallarita, the government and public affairs outreach manager for Access Health CT, told National Review Online by phone that the health exchange does not know yet whether identity theft has occurred, but were diligently looking into whats happened.
The Connecticut health exchange conducts a background check on all navigators. While prior arrests or convictions do not necessarily disqualify an applicant from becoming a navigator, the health exchange has a policy against approving anyone who has falsified their criminal-history information or has committed a serious felony like fraud or larceny.
According to records obtained by NRO in January, 21 prospective navigators were flagged after their background check. Though most were dropped from the program, one was approved despite a class-B felony conviction 19 years earlier, and three were approved despite misdemeanors within the last decade. None of these four flagged navigators had convictions since, according to the records.
You just knew that was going to happen.
So there is some O’Care hire’ee missing his/her shit and they haven’t come forward.OR they have and the spvsr is covering it up.
Too late..... Hartford PD lets get into the software and find out who belongs to this stuff.
If you come across 400 stolen records, it doesn't mean that those 400 are all that was stolen. It means that the operation is so large that incompetents are recruited, and that they don't care about a few hundred records in either direction. Given that copying of data is not traceable, I'd suspect that all data is compromised. The worst part is that this information is not something that the victim can easily change - such as his name, his address, his place and date of birth, his mother's maiden name, his age, his relatives, his job, his medical history... how in the world do you go about changing any of that?
The exchanges have little or no cybersecurity protection. This was exposed by industry heavyweights last fall. At the time they all said that security could not be simply added, that the basic code would need restructuring to accommodate the security enhancements.
Oh come on. That wasn’t even a decent hacking!! It was just some idiot leaving a bag full of stuff around!!
Whole darn thing run by idiots!!
What difference at this point does it make!!??
So, they never heard of encryption?
It is going to get worse. This is just the begining.