The nation’s second-largest health insurer was hit by a cyberattack that has left the information of customers and employees vulnerable.


A cyber attack on Anthem, Inc. has exposed the personal data for over 80 million customers.

The Washington Post reports that the attack on the nation's second-largest health insurer incovered personal information such as "names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data.”

President and chief executive detailed the attack in a statement on Anthem's website.

Safeguarding your personal, financial and medical information is one of our top priorities, and because of that, we have state-of-the-art information security systems to protect your data. However, despite our efforts, Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack. These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data. Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information, such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes were targeted or compromised.

Swedish apologized and assures customers that the company is doing everything in its power to protect customers.

Anthem will individually notify current and former members whose information has been accessed. We will provide credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge so that those who have been affected can have peace of mind. We have created a dedicated website - - where members can access information such as frequent questions and answers. We have also established a dedicated toll-free number that both current and former members can call if they have questions related to this incident. That number is: 1-877-263-7995. As we learn more, we will continually update this website and share that information you.

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