It yet another massive security breach, people's personal information and identification have been compromised, and this time it happened to health insurer, Anthem. Likewise, Anthem is based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is the United States second largest health care insurer with some of the largest customer database of information. Additionally, it seems as though the cyber attack used very sophisticated means to access names, birthdates, email addresses, employment details, social security number, incomes, and street address of its customers. Moreover, although the hackers took no credit card information, practically every other piece of personal information is known.
Anthem covers such insurance brands like Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of over a dozen states, Empire Blue Cross, and Blue Shield and Amerigroup, which includes coverage for over 37 million people nationwide. Currently, the FBI is urging Anthem customers to closely monitor their credit, and to look out for identity theft. In 2013 Anthem agreed to pay $1.7 million due to allegations that more than 612,000 of its members had their information leaked because of inadequate safeguards.
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