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New Anthem data breach by contractor affects more than 18,000 enrollees
A data breach may have exposed personal health information of thousands of Anthem Medicare enrollees. More than 18,500 Anthem Medicare members' Social Security and Medicare identification data may have been exposed. The health insurer reported the breach to the Department of Health and Human Services on July 24.
Anthem: Insider theft exposes data of 18,000 Medicare members
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield began notifying customers last week of a breach affecting about 18,000 Medicare members. The breach stemmed from Anthem’s Medicare insurance coordination services vendor LaunchPoint Ventures, based in Indiana.
Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach privacy settlement
Anthem has agreed to pay the US government $16 million to settle potential privacy violations stemming from a 2015 data breach.
Anthem to pay record $115 million to settle U.S. lawsuits over data breach
Anthem Inc (ANTM.N), the largest U.S. health insurance company, has agreed to settle litigation over hacking in 2015 that compromised about 79 million people’s personal information for $115 million, which lawyers said would be the largest settlement ever for a data breach.
A New In-Depth Analysis of Anthem Breach
Seven state insurance commissioners, in a new report on their investigation into the massive cyberattack against health insurer Anthem Inc. in February 2015, offer a detailed account of what happened in the incident, which began with a phishing campaign. They conclude, as had already been widely speculated, that a nation-state was behind the attack, which affected 78.8 million individuals. But they stop short of naming the nation involved.
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