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Cover Oregon discloses two breaches

SALEM (AP) — Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange has discovered two more instances in which personal information of applicants was sent to the wrong people.

The incidents revealed Monday bring the total number of the known security breaches to three.

A Salem woman said last week that she received pages of the applications of two strangers. The documents included names, birthdates and information about Social Security and income. Cover Oregon says similar incidents were reported on Tuesday and Friday.

Cover Oregon spokeswoman Ariane Holm told the Statesman Journal that all three incidents are under investigation.

The agency’s current theory is that the pages were picked up from the same printer by a customer service representative who did not realize other people’s pages were in the pile.


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