You have probably read about this in the news already, but now it looks like they are going after the companies who enroll consumers with health plans too, sending the same type of letter.
For updates from Express Scripts, you can check the main support page for any updates. They have contracted with Kroll, a well known security and forensic data investigation company and they are good, and the way they work and run their own audit trails to record everything, it usually always holds up in court, they do go beyond the call of duty and are probably the top in the US at what they do. Hopefully you will not find yourself in need, but if you ever do, those are the folks to call and they have branches all over the US. BD
“Express Scripts said it has contracted with Kroll, a New York-based risk-consulting firm and global data security leader to offer expert assistance to its members if they have become victims of identity theft because of this incident. The members will have access to Kroll’s expert consultants and licensed investigators who will work with them to evaluate their cases and determine the appropriate course of action. Express Scripts said that it is not aware of any actual misuse of its members’ data.”
Express Scripts, the pharmacy benefits management company which recently disclosed an extortionist is demanding money by threatening to expose millions of patient records the company holds, Wednesday said it has decided to offer $1 million to nab the perpetrator.
“We’re going on the offense with this reward,” says Steve Littlejohn, Express Scripts spokesman and vice president of public affairs. The $1 million will be paid to anyone who provides information leading to the capture and conviction of the extortionist who sent a letter to Express Scripts in early October that contained personal information on 75 people, considered members, who use the company’s pharmacy-benefits services. The extortionist claims to have information on millions more Express Scripts members and wants money to not reveal it.
Express Scripts has refused to cave in to the extortionist’s demand. But Littlejohn said that now a small number of its clients, such as companies offering healthcare plans to employees, are also now receiving extortion threats with personal information about members. “The letters are similar enough that we are inclined to think it’s the same person,” says Littlejohn.