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Insurance Commissioner Examines Premera After Cyberattack

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Washington’s Insurance Commissioner has launched a multi-state market examination of Premera Blue Cross. The company disclosed last week that 11 million customers were exposed to a cyberattack that allowed access to personal information.

Insurance commissioner Mike Kriedler outlines what the investigation will entail.

Kriedler: “We want to find out what kind of information was compromised, when it was compromised, what steps they have taken to mitigate their policy and even people who formerly were policyholders.”

Kreidler says there are six-million current and former Premera policy holders in Washington. He says he has serious concerns with how long it took Premera to notify its policyholders of the breach.

Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999. His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR. Steve has done various on air shifts at the station, including nearly 15 years as the local Morning Edition host. Currently, he is the voice of local weather and news during All Things Considerd, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC. Aside from SPR, Steve ,who lives in the country, enjoys gardening, chickens, playing and listening to music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping.
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