Anthem Hack: Hundreds of thousands of Non-Anthem Clients Might Be Victims

Well being insurer Anthem stated Tuesday that the current main cyberattack on its methods might have affected eight.eight million to 18.eight million non-Anthem clients — people who find themselves or have been insured by different Blue Cross Blue Defend suppliers.

Anthem works with a community of different unbiased Blue Cross and Blue Defend (BCBS) insurers — like Empire, Independence and Blue Care of Michigan, for instance — a system by means of which BCBS clients might obtain care once they’re in an space of the nation the place BCBS is operated by one other firm within the community.

So if an individual insured by a special BCBS firm acquired care from Anthem, their data might have been compromised within the assault, Anthem stated.

Anthem disclosed the breach earlier this month, saying the assault might have affected as many as eighty million data. On Tuesday the insurer stated in a press release to press that it estimates about 60 million to 70 million of these shoppers are present or former Anthem clients.

Anthem stated beforehand the info probably affected consists of clients’ private info — like names, medical ID numbers, birthdates and Social Safety Numbers — however no bank card info. The corporate will mail notifications to affected clients "within the coming weeks," Anthem stated Tuesday.

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– Julianne Pepitone
First revealed February 24 2015, 2:34 PM