My health insurer had a “cyber attack” recently in which some pretty sensitive data was stolen. They’re sending email updates every few days about it. It’s looking pretty serious: things taken like personal identifying information (PII), Medicare number, information about claims, etc. were taken. Fortunately, it doesn’t look to include payment information, so no need to deal with that.

At this stage, I think I might be one of the lucky ones, relatively speaking. Yeah, seeing PII being taken is annoying. And apart from routine dental work, I haven’t made any medical claims which could potentially be used against me. So for me at least, this is not as bad as it could have been.

But I can see this being a pretty serious breach of trust for some.