Hackers Steal Millions Personal Data
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.
By Danny Palmer – www.computing.co.uk