RIPTA security breach results in leaked personal information

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PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) has announced that they have identified a security incident, since August, that involves the personal information of beneficiaries of their health plans.

RIPTA investigated the violation immediately and found that the files were taken from August 3-5 and that the names of plan members, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, Medicare identification numbers, and qualifying information were accessed. , health plan identification numbers, and claim information. .

Those affected by the breach were notified on December 21 and received a free membership with Equifax to monitor their identity.

If you think you were affected but did not receive a notice by January 20, you can call 855-604-1668, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. M. A 9 p. M.

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