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Health Insurer Anthem Suffers Security Breach

Category: General News
Posted: 01:09PM

Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the United States, has publically revealed that its servers have been hacked. The hacking, which affects the names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, email addresses, and employment information of as many as 80 million current and former members and employees, was done through sophisticated means. According to Joseph Swedish, the Anthem CEO, current evidence suggests that credit card numbers and medical records have not been exposed through the security breach. Anthem has stated that it made actions to immediately close the security breach as soon as it was found, and is also working with the FBI to figure out the true extent of the issue. Swedish, who also fell victim to the breach, has revealed that Anthem will contact individuals who are found to be affected by the data breach.

Source: CNET

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