Health in­surer An­them hit by hack­ers

SP's MAI - - INTERNAL SECURITY | BREACHES -

Health in­surer An­them con­firmed ear­lier this year that the hack­ers in­fil­trated its com­puter net­work and gained ac­cess to per­sonal in­for­ma­tion for tens of mil­lions of cus­tomers and employees, in­clud­ing CEO Joseph Swedish. The na­tion’s sec­ond-largest health in­surer said it was con­tact­ing cus­tomers af­fected by what it calls a ‘very so­phis­ti­cated’ cy­ber­at­tack. It said hack­ers gained ac­cess to names, birth­dates, e-mail ad­dress, em­ploy­ment de­tails, so­cial se­cu­rity num­bers, in­comes and street ad­dresses of peo­ple who are cur­rently cov­ered or have had cov­er­age in the past.

The In­di­anapo­lis-based in­surer said credit card in­for­ma­tion wasn’t com­pro­mised, and it has yet to find ev­i­dence that med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion such as in­sur­ance claims and test re­sults was tar­geted or ob­tained. It was still try­ing to de­ter­mine ex­actly how many peo­ple were af­fected.

A spokes­woman said the in­surer was work­ing with fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tors to fig­ure out who was be­hind the at­tack.

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