Yes, they will. Buh bye social security numbers.
Hackers infiltrated the computer network of the second largest health insurance company in the U.S. and stole the personal information of tens of millions of employees and customers, officials at Anthem said Wednesday.
The FBI is probing the hack at Anthem Inc., which was a very “sophisticated cyberattack,” company officials said in a statement.
Hackers cracked into a database containing 80 million records including names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, street and e-mail addresses, employee data and income, Anthem said.
“As soon as we learned about the attack, we immediately made every effort to close the security vulnerability, contacted the FBI and began fully cooperating with their investigation,” Anthem said.
The Indianapolis-based company, formerly known as WellPoint, did not say how the breach occurred or when it was discovered.
Credit card and medical information such as insurance claims and test results were not targeted or obtained, according to the company.
The FBI warned last year that healthcare industry companies were being targeted by hackers after an attack on hospital group Community Health Systems Inc. resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.
Anthem breach is the biggest in the health-care industry since Chinese hackers stole Social Security numbers, names and address from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems Inc., the second-biggest for-profit hospital chain, last year, according to Bloomberg News.
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