Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, said it was hacked late Wednesday, and that hackers stole as many as 80 million personal records.
The company, formerly known as WellPoint, described the incident as a “very sophisticated external cyber attack,” according to a statement from CEO Joseph Swedish.
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Here’s an overview of what you should know about the attack, and how you might be affected:
How do I know if I was affected?
Anthem’s website says it will notify via mail everyone whose information was stolen. The letters are expected to be mailed “in the coming weeks.” Read more…
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