WellPoint probing data breach for 130,000 members

Health insurer WellPoint Inc is investigating the cause of a breach involving protected health information for about 130,000 members, the company said on Wednesday.

The largest U.S. health insurer by membership said it recently discovered data became publicly available over the Internet in the past 12 months. The information may have included member ID numbers, possibly including social security numbers, and pharmacy or medical data.

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