What Consumers Need To Know About The Anthem Hack
News outlets offer tips to help people protect themselves if they are among the tens of millions of customers whose health and personal information was stolen.
The New York Times:
Protecting Yourself From The Consequences Of Anthem’s Data Breach
Given the steady beat of security breaches, consumers may assume that a cybercriminal already has at least some of their personal information. But in the latest intrusion, at the health insurer Anthem, hackers got their hands on an especially valuable collection of sensitive information on millions of people. Anthem, which offers several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the country, said the database that was breached included names, Social Security numbers, birthdays, addresses, email and employment information for as many as 80 million people, including some of its own employees. (Siegel Bernard, 2/5)
Los Angeles Times:
Anthem Hack Q&A: What You Need To Know
As many as 80 million people may have had their personal information stolen in a massive hack at health insurance giant Anthem Inc. The data breach could be the largest cyber theft in the history of the healthcare industry. Here is what you need to know. (Khouri, 2/5)