If you’re a member of Anthem, you may have already received an e-mail from Joseph Swedish, President and CEO of Anthem, Inc. notifying all of their Anthem members that they have been targeted by a “very sophisticated external cyber attack”.
This particular attack didn’t seem to target credit card information but more so personal information from current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email address and employment information, including income data. Anthem’s own associates’ personal information was accessed as well during the breach.
Anthem discovered the breach last week and is cooperating with the FBI and a cyber security firm Mandiant to investigate further. In the meantime, Anthem has created a dedicated site – AnthemFacts.com for their members to access updated information regarding this breach.