Thursday, February 05, 2015

China is main suspect in massive hack

Investigators suspect Chinese hackers may be responsible for a breach of health insurer Anthem, one of the largest medical-related cyberattacks in history and a harbinger of a growing threat facing the health care industry, said an individual briefed on some aspects of the probe. 

Anthem, the country’s second largest health insurer, said hackers gained access to the sensitive data of 80 million former and current members and employees, including Social Security numbers, income data, birthdays, street and e-mail addresses. 

There are some indications that other health care companies may have been targeted, said the individual said, who declined to be named because the investigation is ongoing.

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1 comment:

lannes said...

So much for the mythical "privacy" of
electronic health records.