Anthem Hit With Suit Over Massive Health Data Breach

Law360, New York (June 29, 2015, 4:07 PM EDT) -- Anthem Inc. was hit with a putative class action on Friday in California federal court over one of the largest corporate breaches of health care data in U.S. history, in which it is accused of failing to encrypt its data or heed warnings that it was at risk to hackers.

Lead plaintiff Kathryn Leniski alleges that Anthem, the country's second largest health insurance provider, failed to encrypt its customers' data despite a warning last year from the FBI that because of the high value of medical records on the black market, health care companies were at high risk of a cyberattack....

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