US Health Insurer Humana Announces Third Data Breach after Third-Party Hack

January 9, 2019

Kentucky-based health insurance provider Humana fell victim to a third data breach from December 2018, this time caused by a third-party vulnerability.

According to a detailed notice to the California Attorney General’s Office and affected customers, Humana was informed on Oct. 28 that its business partner, Bankers Life, had suffered an intrusion that allowed unauthorized access to select employee system credentials between May 30 and Sept. 13.

The intruder used employee credentials to hijack company websites used to apply for Humana insurance. An investigation determined that this may have given the intruder access to personal information of some policy holders.

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