From the Desk
of Joseph R. Swedish
President and CEO Anthem, Inc.
To Our Members,
Safeguarding your personal, financial and medical information is one of our top priorities, and because of that, we have state-of-the-art information security systems to protect your data. However, despite our efforts, Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack. These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data. Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information, such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes were targeted or compromised.
My Comments on this Issue
- Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information (such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes) were targeted or compromised.
- Considering they have “birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data”
If they have all of this, The HACKERS can just open their own accounts, using your income & employment info…… so who cares if they do not have my credit card or medical information, they have everything else…
Anthem will offer at a future date members will receive free credit repair and ID protection services and you can call if you have questions related to this incident. That number is: 1-877-263-7995
The Anthem’s security breach web site is http://www.anthemfacts.com/