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Wed Feb 4, 2015, 11:53 PM

 

Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc.

Source: USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO - As many as 80 million customers of the nation's second large health insurance company, Anthem Inc., have had their account information stolen, the company said in a statement.

"Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated eternal cyber attack," Anthem president and CEO Joseph Swedish said in a statement posted on the company's website.

The hackers gained access to Anthem's computer system and got information including names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data, Swedish said.

Both current and former customers were hit, he said.



This is NOT GOOD!

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/02/04/health-care-anthem-hacked/22900925/

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Reply Massive breach at health care company Anthem Inc. (Original post)
elias49 Feb 2015 OP
Roland99 Feb 2015 #1
glinda Feb 2015 #2
elias49 Feb 2015 #3
jberryhill Feb 2015 #4
elias49 Feb 2015 #5
jberryhill Feb 2015 #6
elias49 Feb 2015 #7
jberryhill Feb 2015 #9
PSPS Feb 2015 #8
elias49 Feb 2015 #10
KeepItReal Feb 2015 #11

Response to elias49 (Original post)

Wed Feb 4, 2015, 11:56 PM

1. 1/4 of all Americans!

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Response to elias49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:01 AM

2. Have heard/read a lot of complaints about their practices.

Not saying it was a dissatisfied customer but I hate to say it....the Company deserved it. Not the customers though.

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Response to elias49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:07 AM

3. Plenty of room out in Utah for all that data.

 

Just think about it...

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Response to elias49 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:11 AM

4. The government might have our social security and income data?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:15 AM

5. Anything they didn't know, they know now.

 

"The hackers gained access to Anthem's computer system and got information including names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data,

Yeah, that troubles me.

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Response to elias49 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:19 AM

6. Do you pay taxes?


But, seriously, you are concerned the government might have your social security number?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:32 AM

7. Do I pay taxes? Guess you can ask your friends.

 

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Response to elias49 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:40 AM

9. How do you manage to fill out a 1040?


Seriously, you are concerned about the government knowing your income, the social security number THEY assigned to you, your address, employer, etc.?

You've never been treated at a public hospital?

But, no, despite the fact that the government has access to that roster of data, you are proposing they hacked a private company's system in order to obtain data the government ALREADY HAS.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 12:49 AM

10. My bad... nt

 

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Response to elias49 (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 01:45 AM

11. is LifeLock a publicly traded company?

They are about to get crazy paid...again.

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