Hackers gained unauthorized access to a server containing over 80 million records at Anthem recently.  While details of this incident are still being assessed, all customers should be alert for email, phishing attacks or other activities of a suspicious nature. 


SAN FRANCISCO – Millions of Anthem health insurance customers woke Thursday morning to an email from the company telling them hackers had gained access to the company’s computers and that their names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, addresses and employment data including income might have been stolen. “Anthem will individually notify current and former members whose information has been accessed. We will provide credit monitoring and identity protection free of charge so that those who have been affected can have piece of mind,” Anthem president and CEO Joseph Swedish said in the email. No credit card information was accessed in the attack, the company said.  The breach was first announced late Wednesday. It could affect as many as 80 million current and former customers of the nation’s second-largest health insurance company.