Attorney General’s office advises Michigan residents to protect themselves after data breach

Mar 13, 2019

The Michigan Attorney General is advising people to take action to see if they were impacted by a data breach of Detroit-based Wolverine Solutions Group.

The breach may have compromised the information of over 600,000 Michigan residents, including customers of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan, and McLaren Health Care, among others.

Kelly Rossman-McKinney is a spokesperson for the Attorney General. She said information including names, social security numbers, and dates of birth may have been accessed.

“They do not believe that customer information was actually extracted but they are issuing a warning and we’re issuing a warning as well.”

Rossman-McKinney said the Attorney General’s office is urging residents to be proactive.

“Now customers were supposed to be getting letters from the organizations that used Wolverine Data but for example, I’m a customer of one of those organizations and I haven’t received a letter yet.”

Rossman-McKinney said those letters may still be in transit but it’s important that people be aware of the breach.

She said Michigan residents should put a fraud alert on their credit file and consider a security freeze.