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Blue Shield of California Acknowledges Data Breach

Blue Shield of California recently began notifying an undisclosed number of insurance agents that their Social Security numbers were mistakenly made available online (h/t

On January 15, 2014, the company learned that the transaction confirmation page on its Web site for individual and family plan members had been displaying Agent ID numbers, which in some cases were the agents’ Social Security numbers, since December 20, 2013.