Insurance giant Anthem hit by massive data breach

by Larry Emmott on February 5, 2015

in Security

From CNN:

Hackers have stolen information on tens of millions of Anthem Inc. customers, in a massive data breach that ranks among the largest in corporate history.

The information stolen from the insurance giant includes names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers, street addresses, e-mail addresses and employment information, including income data.

Formerly known as Wellpoint, AnthemĀ is the second-largest health insurer in the United States. The company operates plans including Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Amerigroup and Healthlink.

via Insurance giant Anthem hit by massive data breach – Feb. 4, 2015.

It appears this was an actual hack looking for data. The vast majority of healthcare data breaches are lost or stolen computers.

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