Today Anthem, the second largest health insurance company in the United States, announced they have suffered a major data breach.
The breach could affect up to 80 million current and former customers and employees. Anthem is still investigating to determine how many people and who may be affected.
Information is still developing around this, but here’s some important information you need to know to understand the situation.
We will provide updates as more information becomes available. In the meantime, anyone that has been a customer or employee of Anthem should be extra cautious and alert for fraudulent emails or phone calls as criminals start to abuse the information that’s been stolen. As always, keeping your systems and devices fully up-to-date and running modern security packages like Trend Micro™ Security, are great ways to help protect yourself. For additional information click here.
February 10, 2015
Announcement of Assessments Follows Anthem Breach
In the wake of the cyber-attack against health insurer Anthem Inc., New York’s Department of Financial Services has announced plans to conduct “regular, targeted assessments of cybersecurity preparedness” for all insurers doing business in the state.
February 5, 2015
Today we’ve learned that up to 80 million customers and employees of Anthem health insurance have had their personal information stolen. Initial reports indicate that the data loss includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and employment data including income.