04 Sep Premera Blue Cross Accused of Destroying Evidence in Ongoing Data Breach Lawsuit
Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit have said that Premera Blue Cross had willfully destroyed evidence critical in its ongoing data breach case.
The evidence in question was a computer and software logs from a security product that could have provided evidence that hackers had indeed exfiltrated data. However, the insurance company had apparently categorized the computer as an End-of-Life asset, and instructed its IT team to destroy it last December 16, 2016.
If it is established that hackers had stolen data from Premera’s systems, the victims would then be entitled to monetary compensation.