INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Up to 80 million people may be impacted by what’s being called the largest data breach at a health care company.
Anthem announced Thursday its data systems were breached, accessing names, birthdays, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data.
“You could put a lot of controls in, and that includes technical controls and people controls,” Mark Clausman, owner of cybersecurity firm The Sterlyn Group, said. “If it’s a target, and they really want to get to it, the hackers know what they’re doing and can get around a lot of these things.”
The breach has renewed calls from consumer advocates to have customers keep a close eye on their personal information online.
“There’s so much information out there today that you get a little bit here, you get a little bit there and you can piece that together, and you can find out a lot about someone so there’s a lot of different ways you can use that information to scam you,” Tim Maniscalo, with the Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana, said.