Thanks to Hugh Doherty for the heads up on this article:
Last week, Anthem Inc., the country’s second-largest health insurer, announced one of its databases had been compromised, leaving the personal information of roughly 80 million of its customers and employees at risk. Investigators on the case are speculating that the breach came from China, although the FBI and Anthem aren’t ready to make that conclusion.
This is the first major healthcare data breach and it is massive. The linked article includes these two important points.
- Be wary of any calls or emails from Anthem. These may be from phishers looking to steal even more of your info to fill out the data profile they have on you.
- Do your taxes ASAP. Data thieves have been using stolen social security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns.