US Medical Insurer Anthem Hacked, 80 million records stolen

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Anthem Inc., the US’ second-largest health insurer, announced today that it was the victim of a cyber-attack last week, in which its database of about 80 million records, including names, birthdays and social security numbers, was compromised. Anthem reports that other personal member data like addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information were also stolen. However, the company says that it has no evidence to show that credit card numbers, medical history, diagnosis or treatment data were exposed. Anthem says it contacted the FBI immediately after it discovered the attack, and has commissioned cybersecurity firm Mandiant to evaluate its…

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