2/9/2014 #SJSreports
Anthem Hack Exposes data of
                       80 Million

     The healthcare insurance provider company, Anthem recently got hacked. This hack on the nation's second largest insurance provider could be one of the largest data hacks, experts say. Anthem also says that the hackers got into their database and leaked 80 million records. The hackers would have access to costumer names, date of birth, Social Security numbers, member ID numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information. Anthem also claims, some of the customer data may also include details on their income. Since the data in the database was not encrypted it made it easier for the hackers to get all the information they did. Trent Telford, a chief executive of Covata, a data security firm says, “It is irresponsible for businesses not to encrypt the data.” Anthem replied back saying that having more encryption would not have helped because they hacker logged on to the database as the administer of the database. Since, this hacking one may think that this may cause a deeper study to find ways to reduce hacking and protect our information. Anthem lastly apologies for the hack saying, “We join you in your concern and frustration, and I assure you that we are working around the clock to do everything we can to further secure your data."

Citations:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-anthem-hacked-20150204-story.html#page=2

The Anthem Headquarters are located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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The blue represents the people who did get hacked and the red part is the people who did not get hacked.

Fake example of database alert of getting hacked.
Information such as income had been revealed.