Anthem insurance company suffers massive security breach

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The second largest health insurer in the U.S. is scrambling to deal with the exposure of data for 80 million customers. Up to 80 million customers – including the CEO – of the Anthem insurance company have had their private data stolen as the insurer has said in a statement that it was the victim of a tremendous security breach. The president and CEO announced that “Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack.” Joseph Swedish, the CEO and President of the insurance company, posted a statement…

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WellPoint Warns Health Insurance Applicants in 10 States Regarding Security Breach

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In July, 2010, America’s largest insurance provider found that a website security error may have placed customers at risk. People in ten states were exposed to this security breach. The site malfunction appears to have resulted from recent WellPoint website updates performed by an outside contractor. WellPoint’s system is regularly used by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield customers. In this case, the error involved the applications for health insurance processed through the website. It was discovered that data from approximately 940 applications was exposed. Using caution, WellPoint notified 470,000 of…

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