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Anthem hit by massive cybersecurity breach

Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 00:55

The nation's second largest health insurer says as many as 80 million customers have had their personal information stolen in a ''very sophisticated'' cyberattack. Linda So reports.

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There's been a massive data breach at the nation's second largest health insurer. Anthem says as many as 80 million customers have had their personal information stolen in what the company is calling a "very sophisticated" cyberattack. Hackers gained access to the company's computer network and stole information including names, birthdays, social security numbers, and employment data including income. Anthem says the breach does not appear to involve medical information or financial details such as credit card or bank account numbers. In a statement posted on the company's website, President and CEO Joseph Swedish wrote: "We join you in your concern and frustration, and I assure you that we are working around the clock to do everything we can to further secure your data." Customers who had their information stolen will receive a letter and email from Anthem in the coming weeks. The FBI is investigating.

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Anthem hit by massive cybersecurity breach

Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 00:55