Aetna Site Was Hacked; 65,000 To Recieve Credit Monitoring

Aetna Inc. will offer free credit monitoring for a year to about 65,000 people after some e-mails were copied from the health insurer's job application website. Full Story
willy lump lump

Winsted, CT

#1 May 28, 2009
They must have used Windows firewall.
AET Casualty

Sandy Hook, CT

#2 May 28, 2009
Great, not only was I laid off after 25+ years, now I am vulnerable to identity theft. Aetna, I'm glad I met ya!

“Born & raised in Connecticut”

Since: Aug 08

Grand Prairie, TX

#3 May 28, 2009
And yet another old insurance company has to learn this lesson the hard way, with publicity they don't need.
Waldo 312

Marietta, GA

#4 May 28, 2009
Don't accept credit monitoring on your aetan account. You'll be sorry. You won't have any credit when their done "monitoring".
bill

AOL

#5 May 28, 2009
Yes another 'casualty' of Aetna employment. To AET... I know, I gave them almost 31 years and then they pushed. But you know what, retired life in Florida ain't all that bad.

Since: Apr 09

Farmington, CT

#6 May 28, 2009
willy lump lump wrote:
They must have used Windows firewall.
Yeah, your comment makes loads of sense.
Disco

Hartford, CT

#7 May 28, 2009
It was George W Bush's fault
Way to Go

Mansfield Center, CT

#8 May 28, 2009
Thank Aetna for hiring in inept contractor! Way to go losers......

As for having credit monitoring for a year - big deal! That goes NO WHERE when you try to contact, report and reclaim everything that is taken when ID theft occurs. Not to mention the thousands in dollars wasted for legal fees and expenses......

Not actually very "big" of Aetna in the end, now is it?
Way to Go

Mansfield Center, CT

#9 May 28, 2009
pwn3d wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, your comment makes loads of sense.
Actually, his comment makes perfect sense for anyone with even the slightest PC savvy.....

The Windows firewall that prevents hacking is perhaps the most easy to target firewall marketed. It's as useless as Fast Eddie Perez, Jodi "Reactionary" Rell and Chrissy-Boy Dodd combined......

Since: Apr 09

Farmington, CT

#10 May 28, 2009
Way to Go wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, his comment makes perfect sense for anyone with even the slightest PC savvy.....
The Windows firewall that prevents hacking is perhaps the most easy to target firewall marketed. It's as useless as Fast Eddie Perez, Jodi "Reactionary" Rell and Chrissy-Boy Dodd combined......
Windows firewall wouldn't be used on a machine running IIS.
one of the little ppl

West Hartford, CT

#11 May 28, 2009
This personal data was kept by an outside vendor as stated in the article. Aetna outsources almost everything, and to the cheapest vendors. This is just another instance of what happens when pennies are scrimped in order to line the heavily laden pockets of the CEO.

Evidently Aetna vendor management does not do a thorough job of due diligence, such as analyzing how secure the vendor maintains personal and confidential data. I wonder if the same vendor keeps the medical records.

Aetna has skewed its priorities away from quality, negatively impacting the people affected thereby, customers, and employees. This is not the old Aetna. I think it is time for a change to new management, management with vision, accountability and responsibility. Management that doesn't plunder the biz in order to get rich and ruin the company in the process.

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