Premera Blue Cross Cyber-Attack

Premera Blue Cross Cyber-Attack

In March 2015, Primera Blue Cross in Washington State ( was victim of a cyberattack where 11 million customers were affected. Hackers were able to penetrate the system on May 5, 2014 but it was not discovered until January 29, 2015. Sensitive data like SSN, DOB, email address and other account information was compromised.

Here are a couple of links with some information about the incident.

Prepare a report that covers following:

  1. Explain the background details about the organization and the nature of the attack or crime that occurred.
  2. Analyze and describe details regarding the impact of the attack or crime to include financial losses, number of individuals affected, and the effect on the reputation of the organization.
  3. Analyze the organization’s incident response and whether or not the incident was handled in an appropriate manner.

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cyberattack  Incident response description 3 pages, Double Spacing

Answer preview…………

We are living in a modernized world where there is an increase in innovation and an increase in the use of technology in various sectors of the economy. Through the rise and revolutionization of technology, many organizations are now utilizing an automated information system to conduct their various activities. The use of information system in the different organization it has made it efficient of processing and storing information to enable the achievement of the goals and mission perceived by various corporations. The increased use of information technology has led to growing cases of cyber-attacks where attackers usually exploit organization information through hacking the systems and causing multiple destructions. This has led to many organization employing risk management techniques in protecting organization data from cyber-attacks. Many organizations have been affected by cyber-attacks including Premera Blue Cross which would be discussed in details…………

 APA 1018 words

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