Identity theft insurance recommended for some Anthem customers

Identity Theft insurance

After the huge cyber attack that caused a data breach at the insurer, agents are recommending protection. At the end of last week, Anthem revealed that it had experienced a massive cyber attack in which up to 80 million customers may have had their sensitive information compromised, and now agents are recommending that identity theft insurance be purchased in order to protect against the type of damage that those cyber criminals could potentially inflict. The customers whose data was exposed in the hack could have their ID stolen, which could…

Read More

How ID Theft Can Unexpectedly Cause Higher Health Premiums

If we consider how ubiquitous the almighty credit card is these days, it’s not that hard to believe that we are well on our way to becoming a mostly cashless society. Unfortunately, this also means that ID theft and credit card fraud are steadily on the rise. The very real problem of identity theft can wreak havoc on an individual’s credit score. It could also quite possibly lead to expensive health insurance. The proliferation of credit cards and the people who use them in their daily lives placed more importance…

Read More

Citigroup failed to adequately provide data breach victims with identity theft protection

Following a large data attack in May, 2011, Citigroup did not offer the victims of the breach the same level of protection against identity theft as similar companies, leading privacy advocates to issue heavy criticisms. The breach affected more than 360,000 credit card accounts and Citigroup’s primary action for the victims of the hack was to distribute letters to them with recommendations regarding ways in which they can protect themselves against ID theft. That said, no offers were made by Citigroup to provide those individuals with a year of free…

Read More