Health insurer Anthem Inc (ANTM.N), which has nearly 40 million U.S. customers, said late on Wednesday that hackers had breached one of its IT systems and stolen personal information relating to current and former consumers and employees.
The information accessed during the “very sophisticated attack” did include names, birthdays, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data, the company said.
Health insurer Anthem hit by massive cybersecurity breach | Reuters.
Today on the front page of USA Today, the main article showed that 500 million records have been stolen in the last 12 months. To put that in perspective, there are 310 million people in the United States, 35 million people in Canada, and 120 million people in Mexico. So more records were stolen in the last 12 months than for each individual living in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
And now Staples is investigating a possible breach of credit/debit card data:
Scary stuff considering the population of the United States stands at around 310 million people. More in the article below.
Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards | Reuters.