Cyber Attack Impacting Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dear York College Employees,

As you may be aware, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one of the City's health insurance providers, was the victim of a highly-sophisticated cyber-attack which has impacted some 80 million records. Anthem, Inc., the parent company of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield has informed the City that its member data was accessed.

Empire Blue Cross provides hospital benefits to many current and former CUNY employees. Information that was accessed includes; names, birthdays, medical IDs social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information. Anthem has created a website -, and a hotline, 877-263-7995, for its members to call for more information about the cyber-attack.

Please contact Brigette Major, Benefits Specialist at 718-262-2076 if you have any questions.

Thank you

Gwendolyn Harewood
Deputy Director for Human Resources
York College/City University of New York
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451
Voice: 718-262-2135
Fax: 718-262-2143