80 Million Insurance Customers Hacked



The nation’s second-largest health-insurance company said yesterday that as many as 80 million customers have had their account information stolen. Anthem Inc. posted a statement on its website explaining that hackers gained access to customer information, including names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses, and employment information such as income data, said CEO Joseph Swedish.

The hack applies to both current and former customers, the statement said.

The company has contacted the FBI and is working to evaluate the systems with computer security firm Mandiant. The breach was discovered last week, according to Anthem. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. even if you dont have anthem and you have any of the following you should be careful and watch to be sure that people dont apply for loans/credit cards etc…. under your name
    “Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, and DeCare.