[ISN] Data Breach at Health Insurer Anthem Could Impact Millions

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/02/data-breach-at-health-insurer-anthem-could-impact-millions/ By Brian Krebs Krebs on Security Feb 4, 2015 Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, disclosed Wednesday that hackers had broken into its servers and stolen Social Security numbers and other personal data from all of its business lines. Given the company’s size, this breach could end up impacting tens of millions of Americans. Anthem didn’t specify how many consumer records may have been breached, but it did say all of the company’s business units are affected. The figures from Anthem’s Web site offer a glimpse at just how big this breach could be: “With nearly 69 million people served by its affiliated companies including more than 37 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies.” The company said it is conducting an extensive IT forensic investigation to determine what members are impacted. “We are working around the clock to determine how many people have been impacted and will notify all Anthem members who are impacted through a written communication,” Anthem said in question and answer page released about the breach. […]




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