Utah health insurance organization announces cyber security breach

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MURRAY, Utah (ABC4) – A local Utah health insurance agency has announced a cyber security breach. Officials say an unauthorized person acquired copies of confidential documents that contained members’ information.

Educators Mutual Insurance Association (EMI Health) says that an unauthorized person gained access to their system and deployed malware between July 29, 2021, and August 10, 2021.

It wasn’t until August 23 that the company determined the unauthorized person gained access to members’ names, Social Security numbers, driver license numbers, addresses, dates of birth, health insurance identification numbers, and clinical information.

EMI Health says at this time they do not believe that members’ full financial account numbers were contained in the documents.

On Oct. 22, the company announced they will be mailing letters to members whose information was in the documents involved in the cyber security incident. For members whose information was compromised, the company is offering complimentary credit monitoring and identity protection services.

EMI Health says the investigation is ongoing and the company is using a computer forensic firm to assist with the incident.

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