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Anthem hack: Could the insurer have prevented it?
The Mercury News

The data of up to 80 million people that hackers stole from health care insurer Anthem’s database was not encrypted, sparking questions about whether the company had properly protected the information.

“Because an administrator’s account was compromised, no amount of encryption would have prevented this attack,” said Darrel Ng, a spokesman for Anthem Blue Cross in California, after the company began warning the public Wednesday about the breach.