WellPoint, a large health payer headquartered in Indianapolis, will pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a data breach that left the protected health information (PHI) of 612,402 people accessible to unauthorized individuals over the Internet during the course of a five month period.

WellPoint, a large health payer headquartered in Indianapolis, will pay $1.7 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a data breach that left the protected health information (PHI) of 612,402 people accessible to unauthorized individuals over the Internet during the course of a five month period.

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