News Headlines Article

China might be behind Anthem data breach stoking identity theft, fraud fears
The Mercury News

Anthem health insurance customers across the nation reeled in outrage Thursday upon learning that up to 80 million of their names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and other data had been stolen, leaving them at high risk of identity theft.

Credit card and medical information apparently wasn’t taken, but that was cold comfort. Security and privacy experts called it the largest data breach in the health care industry, affecting one out of four Americans.