Health insurer Anthem Inc.’s database was hacked

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The breach exposed names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security numbers but not medical information or financial details. Anthem offers Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in California, New York and other states. The FBI had warned last August that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers. Security experts say cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry. Anthem will inform by letter and email everyone whose information was stored in the hacked database. However, for the victims are nothing to do to protect future consequences. Anthem will offer to provide a credit-monitoring service too.”This attack is another reminder of the persistent threats we face, and the need for Congress to take aggressive action to remove legal barriers for sharing cyber threat information,” said to the media U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.

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