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Blue Cross warns doctors about stolen identification data

Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2009

About 800,000 doctors are being warned that business and personal information such as Social Security numbers, addresses, and certain identification numbers may be open for a possible breach after an insurance trade group employee's laptop was stolen from a car in Chicago. The Chicago-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association confirmed an employee "broke protocol and transferred to a personal laptop" information that was later stolen in late August.