Insurer Races to Fix Security Flaws After Whistleblower Alert

Mayuri Kumar

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota is reportedly racing to address tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities after a whistleblower on the health insurer's security team alerted the company's board of trustees about the problems.

A report in the local newspaper The Star Tribune says BCBS Minnesota is scrambling to boost its security after a cybersecurity engineer at the company warned that about 200,000 vulnerabilities rated as "critical" or "severe" were allowed to linger for years on its computer systems.

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