Premera Faces 38 Class-Action Lawsuits Over Cyberattack
A security breach of the insurance company's computer system may have compromised the personal information of 11 million customers. Some of them are suing, citing attempts at identify theft. In other Health IT news, a Walgreens database outage delayed prescriptions at thousands of pharmacies.
The Seattle Times:
Premera Sued Over Security Breaches
With less than a week left to apply, about 830,000 of almost 11 million current and former insurance customers have registered for credit monitoring and identity-theft protection after their personal and medical information may have been compromised in a security breach that Premera announced in March. Mountlake Terrace-based Premera maintains that it does not “have any evidence that there was any criminal activity on anyone’s account as a result of the cyberattack,” company spokeswoman Melanie Coon said in an email statement. (Garnick, 9/24)
The Chicago Tribune:
Outage Of Walgreens Pharmacy Computer Database Causes Prescription Delays
Getting a prescription filled at Walgreens may take a lot longer than usual over the next few days due to an ongoing outage of the drugstore chain’s pharmacy computer database. Pharmacists have been filling prescriptions manually since the system went down Tuesday morning, causing delays for customers at all 8,200 Walgreens drugstores across the U.S., a company spokesman said Thursday. (9/24)