Hackers Gain Access To 80 Million Medical Records At Anthem
Anthem, the largest for-profit managed health company in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, was the victim of a security breach this week in which a database with approximately 80 million patient and employee records were exposed.
Late in the week, Anthem said it was still investigating to determine exactly how many people were impacted. The company said there was no evidence that credit card data or medical information was targeted or compromised. But personal information such as names, addresses and social security numbers were exposed.
Anthem had not encrypted the stored data, according to a Wall Street Journal story.