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Details of Anthem’s massive cyberattack remain in the dark a year later
Modern Healthcare

It’s been more than a year since health insurer Anthem disclosed what was by far the largest data breach in healthcare history, yet almost nothing new is known about the causes, costs and ramifications.

The cyberattack—in which hackers stole the names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, home addresses and other personal information of 78.8 million current and former members and employees—gave Anthem’s reputation a black eye early on. The company and the industry at large scrambled to do damage control. Consumers questioned whether Anthem and other healthcare organizations could manage the volumes of data they had.