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Breach of Health Insurer Exposes Sensitive Data of Millions of Patients

TechFrom an article on wired.com: "Apparently the data breaches of Target, Sony, Home Depot and a host of others weren’t sufficient to convince Anthem to encrypt patient Social Security numbers.

The health insurer, billed as the second largest in the country, announced late Wednesday that it had suffered a breach that may have exposed data on as many as 80 million current and former customers, including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and income data. Data for employees of Anthem Blue Cross were also in the database the hackers breached. The company said it believed no medical information was accessed."

Read the full story here: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/breach-health-insurer-exposes-sensitive-data-millions-patients/

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