Independence Blue Cross reports data breach affecting 17,000 members

A major Philadelphia insurer is warning 17,000 members their health information may have been compromised as part of a data breach resulting from employee error.After launching an investigation in July, Independence Blue Cross determined that an employee uploaded a file containing member information to a public-facing website. The document was accessible between April 23 and July 20.Although the insurer was unable to determine whether the data was actually accessed, it is warning members that unauthorized users could have viewed their medical information, including diagnosis codes, provider information and other claims-related information.