Premera Settles Data Breach Lawsuit

Premera Blue Cross settles a lawsuit brought by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson over a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than 10 million people across the country. The insurer agreed pay $10 million to 30 states who accused Premera of failing to protect its systems as requred under federal law. The breach between May 2014 to March 2015 exposed personal information for for 10.4 million people, the majority of them in Washington.