Blue Cross of Florida, 27,000 employee SSNs, Contractor

The names and Social Security numbers of about 27,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida current and former employees, vendors and contractors were sent by a contractor to his home computer in violation of company policies, the company said Thursday.

The contractor had access to a database of identification badge information and transferred it via e-mail to a home computer, said Lisa Acheson Luther, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield spokeswoman. (“Blue Cross says contractor took 27,000 Social security numbers (AP).”