Massive Anthem Data Breach Exposes Personal Data of 80M Individuals

Massive Anthem Data Breach Exposes Personal Data of 80M Individuals

 

On Wednesday, February 3,  Anthem - the nation’s 2nd largest health insurer - announced that hackers had accessed a database containing the personal information of about 80 million of its customers, former customers and employees in California and other states.

The company said the breach affected all of its product lines, potentially exposing the data of members in its affiliated health plans, as well as beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid managed care plans.

Anthem’s brands include Blue Cross and Blue Shield, as well as Amerigroup and several others

According to Anthem, compromised data could include:

  • Addresses;
  • Dates of birth;
  • E-mail addresses;
  • Employment information;
  • Income data;
  • Medical IDs;
  • Names; and
  • Social Security numbers.

 

Message and FAQs from Anthem on the Hack

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(Sources: CaliforniaHealthline.org 2/4/2015;Marketwatch.com 2/5/2015)