Posted 02/05/2015 at 11:51 AM
Posted 3 years ago
The health insurance company, one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States, claim that no medical or financial data was stolen.
The data that appears to have been stolen includes names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data.
Anthem has reported the breach to the FBI, and has enlisted the help of the security team at FireEye to fix any vulnerabilities and restore security to their systems.
It’s speculated that as many as 80 million people may have had their data stolen in the attack.
A warning had been issued by the FBI last summer, that the health care industry was being targeted by hackers.
Anthem will be notifying by snail mail and email, all of their customers who have been affected.
They will also offer credit-monitoring services for those affected, which is standard procedure after a data breach has happened.