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Healthcare Security - Anthem Data Breach

Cyber security: Attack of the Health Hackers Targeting Medical Records Breach of Anthem database, probably from China, is part of a 2015 wave of 100m hacked medical records.  Eight out of ten of the biggest hacks in the US last year were of healthcare providers caused by failed healthcare security. Last January an administrator at health insurer Anthem noticed an unusually complex query running on the computer network. It looked like a colleague was responsible, but a quick check revealed that it was coming from somewhere else.  Minutes later, Anthem was in crisis mode. Investigators believe the hackers were from China and had been operating undetected inside the company’s network for months. They gained access by tricking the employee to click on a phishing email that was disguised to look like an internal message. Using the administrator’s credentials, hackers combed through Anthem’s database containing names, social security numbers and birth […] Read more »