Anthem Hit with Data Breach of 18,580 Medicare Members

Anthem recently learned that 18,580 of its Medicare members may have been victims of identity theft, after its third-party coordination services vendor LaunchPoint Ventures discovered an employee had emailed a file containing the sensitive information to his personal email account. The Anthem file contained Medicare ID numbers, which also includes social security numbers, Health Plan ID numbers, Medicare contract numbers, dates of enrollment, and, in some cases, the last names and dates of birth of the members.

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