Anthem, the second largest health insurance company operating under Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Amerigroup and Healthlink has suffered a massive data breach, aptly coined the Anthem Data Breach.
The company announced that they have been the victim of a “very sophisticated external cyber attack” on their system. The information compromised includes names, birthdays, medical ID’s, Social Security Numbers, street addresses, e-mail addresses, employment and income information.
Over the next several weeks, those who were affected will be receiving some form of identity theft protection.
For those members with questions regarding the breach, the company has set up a toll- free line at 1-877-263-7995