This Week in Breach News: Cybercriminals leak the PII of millions of professionals in a new LinkedIn breach, an unwelcome visit by nation-state hackers exposes data at BlueCross BlueShield DC.

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan District of Columbia (CHPDC)

Exploit: Nation-State Hacking

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan District of Columbia (CHPDC): Insurer

Risk to Business: 1.761 = Severe

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's Community Health Plan District of Columbia (CHPDC) has announced a data breach carried out by what it described as a "foreign cybercriminal" group. The insurer confirmed that sensitive information about members was snatched and that they've notified authorities including the FBI and the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

Individual Risk: 1.603 = Severe

In a written notification to customers, CHPDC noted that the stolen information may have included names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Medicaid identification numbers, and other medical information. The company is offering free two-year credit and identity theft monitoring and a website with more information on help for consumers.


Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Business: Nation-state cyberattack risks aren't just a problem for government and military targets anymore. These clever cybercriminals will exploit any opening fast.

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