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Anthem Blue Cross hacked, keep you eyes out for another year of free credit monitoring.

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Anthem got hacked. You didn't really want to keep you medical records confidential did you?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/healt...1423103720
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So much for EHR... Bla!
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Please read this message about a recent cyber attack impacting Anthem.

http://www.anthemfacts.com

To Our Members:

Safeguarding your personal, financial and medical information is one of our top priorities, and because of that, we have state-of-the-art information security systems to protect your data. However, despite our efforts, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack. These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data. Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information (such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes) were targeted or compromised.

Once the attack was discovered, Anthem immediately made every effort to close the security vulnerability, contacted the FBI and began fully cooperating with their investigation. Anthem has also retained Mandiant, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity firms, to evaluate our systems and identify solutions based on the evolving landscape.

Anthem’s own associates’ personal information – including my own – was accessed during this security breach. We join you in your concern and frustration, and I assure you that we are working around the clock to do everything we can to further secure your data.

Anthem will individually notify current and former members whose information has been accessed. We will provide credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge so that those who have been affected can have peace of mind. We have created a dedicated website - AnthemFacts.com - where members can access information such as frequent questions and answers. As we learn more, we will continually update this website and share that information with you. We have also established a dedicated toll-free number that both current and former members can call if they have questions related to this incident. That number is: 1-877-263-7995.

I want to personally apologize to each of you for what has happened, as I know you expect us to protect your information. We will continue to do everything in our power to make our systems and security processes better and more secure, and hope that we can earn back your trust and confidence in Anthem.

Sincerely,


Joseph Swedish
President and CEO
Anthem, Inc.
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I did .. Included all forums.. My bad
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I am not overly concerned about my medical records as I am that our ss# has been compromised!?!
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I am not overly concerned about my medical records as I am that our ss# has been compromised!?!
Agreed. SSN is the most important factor here.
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How can I sign up for credit monitoring/identity protection services?

All impacted members will receive notice via mail which will advise them of the protections being offered to them as well as any next steps.

http://www.anthemfacts.com/faq
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I, thank you for this thread. Had been with Blue Shield of California for years. Just switched to Anthem this year and now this. Just great Frown
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Quote from Odie Wan View Post :
I am not overly concerned about my medical records as I am that our ss# has been compromised!?!
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Agreed. SSN is the most important factor here.
My SSN is the least of my concerns. It's been leaked so many times by so many organizations through the years that it's already out there. My medical records though, that's new.
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Quote from Odie Wan View Post :
I am not overly concerned about my medical records as I am that our ss# has been compromised!?!

We should always be concerned about any private information being compromised...it is amazing how much privacy we have just handed away for the convenience of modern technology.
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Agreed. SSN is the most important factor here.
the most important information as already stolen, what a joke to provide monitoring for a year... what about the rest of my life span, this company should know better than to keep information available on a live server... shame on the IT department ... I need to consult a lawyer to make sure my information is not used in the future and if it is then hold some one accountable for it...
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Cool…the hackers have all the information they need to empty out our bank accounts now. I see massive lawsuits in Anthem's future.
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