Anthem Reveals Data Hack Of 80M Customers, Employees

Law360, Los Angeles (February 4, 2015, 11:43 PM EST) -- Anthem Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurer, revealed late Wednesday that its information technology system has been hacked, exposing the birthdays, Social Security numbers, income data and other personal details of about 80 million customers and employees.

Anthem said cyberattackers executed a “very sophisticated attack” to gain access to one of Anthem’s IT system, and that the hackers have personal information on current and former members, according to a statement by Anthem CEO Joseph R. Swedish.

The insurer has contacted the FBI and is fully cooperating in the investigation, and hired Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm that’s been used in many high-profile...

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