Hackers Steal Millions Personal Data

cyber personal dataHackers have stolen personal details of up to 80 million people from US health insurer Anthem in what could be the biggest cyber security breach to befall a healthcare provider.

Anthem is the second largest health insurer in the United States, insuring about 37.5 million people and their families. The company has stated that it’s likely that “tens of millions” of records have been stolen by cyber criminals.

The stolen records include names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, but there are currently no signs that medical data or financial information has been taken.

If the information does make its way into the cyber criminal dark market, there’s potential for it to be sold for the purposes of committing fraud. However, Anthem believes this hasn’t happened – yet.

According to The Wall Street Journal, continue to read here

By Danny Palmer – www.computing.co.uk

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