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Hackers Steal Personal Data Of Millions Of Anthem Members

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A massive cyber-attack has exposed the personal information of tens of millions of Anthem members, including in New Hampshire.

Right now Anthem is assessing the damage. The company is cooperating with the FBI, notifying members, and it has hired an independent firm to investigate the hack, which hit as many as 80 million members in 14 states.

Hackers took Social Security numbers, birthdays, addresses, email, income and employment information. The company says no medical or credit card data was taken.

"We take this very seriously and that’s why we’re taking the broadest view possible in assuming the information of any of our members and our employees could be at risk," says Anthem spokesman Colin Manning.

No word yet on exactly how many of Anthem’s 290,000 New Hampshire members are impacted. Anthem will offer members free credit monitoring services. It also established AnthemFacts.com to answer member questions.

Before joining NHPR in August 2014, Jack was a freelance writer and radio reporter. His work aired on NPR, BBC, Marketplace and 99% Invisible, and he wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and Northern Woodlands.
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