MINNEAPOLIS (WTVD) -- UnitedHealthcare said Friday that a data breach may affect some North Carolina residents.
The "data security incident" involves patients' personal health information.
UHC said the personal information breached varied but may have included a combination of names, member ID numbers, plan types, and county and state of residency.
The healthcare giant said the incident did not involve the disclosure of Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, or any financial account information.
UHC said that on Dec. 29, it discovered an unauthorized third party was able to access a UHC broker portal and notified law enforcement.
On Feb. 3, UHC said it confirmed that the hacker(s) accessed information from the portal while trying to divert money intended for agents and/or brokers. UHC determined that certain personal information was breached between Dec. 1 and Jan. 25.