The personally identifiable information of more than 62,000 US citizens may have been compromised following a cyber-attack against a New Mexico-based healthcare insurer.
True Health New Mexico offers a range of health insurance services to small and large employers across the southwestern US state.
In a recent security alert, the company said an authorized third party gained access to the organization’s IT systems in early October.
“Security professionals determined that impacted files may have contained information about current and former True Health New Mexico members, select providers, and some former members of New Mexico Health Connections,” reads the breach notification.
Affected data may have included policyholders’ names, dates of birth, home address, email address, insurance information, medical information, and Social Security numbers.
An entry on the HIPAA Breach Portal indicates that more than 62,000 New Mexico residents are being alerted to the incident.
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