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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 02:42 PM

Anthem Data Breach Could Affect Millions of Consumers

 

by Dennis Fisher

 

February 5, 2015 , 7:05 am

 

Attackers have compromised Anthem Inc., one of the larger health-care companies in the United States, gaining access to the Social Security numbers, birth dates, names, employment and income data and other personal information of an untold number of customers.

 

http://threatpost.co...onsumers/110867

 

 



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 02:53 PM

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07 Feb 15

Phishers Pounce on Anthem Breach

Phishers and phone fraudsters are capitalizing on public concern over a massive data breach announced this week at health insurance provider Anthem in a bid to steal financial and personal data from consumers.

 

http://krebsonsecuri...-anthem-breach/

 



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 02:59 PM

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Anthem Breach Should Convince Healthcare To Double Down On Security
Mega breach brings focus back on inadequacies of healthcare security.

 

2/6/2015 12:45 PM Ericka Chickowski News

As the fallout continues to emerge around a breach of tens of millions of records held by Anthem, security pundits hope it'll shine a spotlight on the weaknesses in healthcare cybersecurity.

 

http://www.darkreadi...d/d-id/1319011?

 



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:56 PM

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09 Feb 15
Anthem Breach May Have Started in April 2014

Analysis of open source information on the cybercriminal infrastructure likely used to siphon 80 million Social Security numbers and other sensitive data from health insurance giant Anthem suggests the attackers may have first gained a foothold in April 2014, nine months before the company says it discovered the intrusion.

 

http://krebsonsecuri...-in-april-2014/

 



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 05:11 PM

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UP TO 18.8 MILLION NON-ANTHEM CUSTOMERS AFFECTED IN BREACH
 
by Chris Brook February 26, 2015 , 12:40 pm
 
In addition to roughly 80 million Anthem customers, nearly 20 million more individuals who aren’t customers of the health insurer could ultimately wind up implicated in this month’s massive data breach.
 
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Posted 28 February 2015 - 05:23 PM

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Millions Of Non-Anthem Customers Also Hit By Anthem Breach
 
2/25/2015 03:00 PM Dark Reading Staff Quick Hits
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield customers -- as many as 8.8 to 18.8 million of them -- might have also had their data compromised.
 
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