Anthem Inc., one of the country’s largest health insurers, reported that its database containing personal information for about 80 million of its customers and employees, was hacked. Anthem said that the breach exposed employees’ and customers’ names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers. All of Anthem’s business units are affected by the data breach. Anthem notified its subscribers of the breach. Many subscribers have reported instances of identity theft resulting from the Anthem data breach, including cyber-thieves who stole their income tax refunds and who placed false charges on their credit cards. Cases have now been consolidated and a single, consolidated complaint has been filed. Click here to view complaint. This case is pending in the Northern District of California.
In Re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation, Case No. 15-md.02617-LHK (N.D. Cal.)