Health Insurance Provider Anthem Reports Massive Data Breach


The nation’s second largest health insurer, Anthem, alerted its customers on Wednesday that hackers had stolen the personal information of likely tens of millions of customers.

Personal information including addresses, birthdays, medical identification numbers, social security numbers and some income data belonging to both current and former customers were swept up in the cyber attack, according to a statement from Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish. In somewhat of a silver lining, at this time the company does not believe the hackers stole any medical information or payment information.

He wrote the company is notifying members individually if their information was accessed.

“Anthem’s own associates’ personal information – including my own – was accessed during this security breach,” he 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.”

Swedish wrote the insurer has…

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