In May 2009, the Connecticut health care provider Health Net reported that an unencrypted portable storage device was missing, containing seven years' worth of financial and medical information on 1.5 million customers. The capper? The device actually went missing six months before the company reported it. The Connecticut attorney general promptly filed suit. Health Net settled for $250,000 and is on the hook for another $500,000 if any of the data is accessed and misused before November 30, 2011.