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Express Scripts Receives Extortion Threat

November 10, 2008
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The FBI is investigating an extortion threat involving patient prescription records maintained by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc., the company announced Thursday, November 6.

The extortionist is threatening to expose millions of records and sent
the company a letter that included the names, dates of birth, Social
Security numbers and some prescription information for 75 members, St. Louis-based Express Scripts said.

Apart from notifying the FBI, the company said it was also conducting its own investigation with the help of outside data security and forensics experts.

Express Scripts also launched a Web site for members to obtain
information on protecting themselves at www.esisupports.com.

Filed by Roberto Ceniceros of Business Insurance, a sister publication of Workforce Management. To comment, e-mail editors@workforce.com.

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