On February 5, Anthem Health Insurance was the target of an outside security breach that resulted in the theft of 80 million patient records. Hackers gained access to Anthem’s IT infrastructure using custom malware.
Both previous and current insurance customers are affected. Anthem reports that credit card or medical history related information were breached. Here is what was stolen:
- Medical ID/Social Security Number
- Phone Number
- Email Addresses
- Employment Information
- Income Data
Anthem will be contacting those directly affected and offering free credit monitoring and identity protection.