Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Anthem data breach: Why the data-centric security message needs resuscitating
The second largest health insurer in the United States, Anthem, has fallen victim to a massive data breach, details of which emerged last week. It is thought that as many as 80 million user records were accessed during the security breach, and the source is said to be an 'acquired' employee password, if the security grapevine is to be believed. If that weren't bad enough, the leaked data - which includes the full names, addresses, dates of birth, medical ID numbers, social security numbers and employment details of the firm's customers - wasn't even encrypted.