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Anthem hack affects 80 million, underscores threat of medical identity theft

Briefings on HIPAA, April 1, 2015

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Hackers gained unauthorized access to the information technology system of Anthem, Inc., and exposed the PHI of more than 80 million people who are currently or were previously covered by the insurance provider. The attack also exposed the PHI of Anthem's employees, including President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph R. Swedish.

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