BlueCross says info from 447,549 more people is at risk for ID theft

BlueCross says info from 447,549 more people is at risk for ID theft

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CHATTANOOGA (AP) - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee now says almost twice as many customers' personal information than first thought could be at risk after the theft of computer hard drives.

Company spokeswoman Mary Thompson is quoted by the Chattanooga Times Free Press saying BlueCross is notifying an additional 447,549 people that they could be at risk for identity theft.

The newspaper reports there are no documented cases of identity theft or credit fraud as the result of the hard drive thefts discovered last October.

BlueCross is offering free credit monitoring services for the next year and access to a Kroll ID TheftSmart program for any customers who could be affected.

Nearly one-third of the company's customers have received or will get the warning letters.

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