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Officials: Health Net Aware Of Breach A Month Ago

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Authorities say Health Net data servers containing the personal financial information, Social Security numbers and health history for nearly 2 million customers nationwide have been missing for roughly a month.

On Tuesday, the Connecticut attorney general’s office said the managed care company had contacted its office March 4 to say the drives had been unaccounted for since early February.

As part of a lawsuit settlement, Health Net must notify Connecticut officials anytime the privacy of its customers is compromised. The company paid fines to Connecticut and Vermont after waiting more than six months in 2009 to inform 1.5 million people their private information was missing.

The Woodland Hills, Calif.-based company publicly disclosed the latest breach on Monday. The drives are missing from a data processing office near Sacramento.

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