Conceivably as many as 80 million customers of Anthem, Inc., the nation's second-largest health insurance company, have recently had their account information stolen, that would make it "the largest health care breach to date” the company said in a statement.
No credit card information was obtained, and they were probably not interested in medical info.
Hackers gained access to Anthem's computer system and acquired personal information, including names, birthdays, medical IDs, Social Security numbers, street addresses, e-mail addresses and employment information, including income data. Personal identifiable information is a lot more valuable to hackers than medical info or credit card info.
When cyber crime occurs, one of the major costs to business owners are requirements to notify every customer their account may have been breached. This alone may be expensive and should be a key coverage item for cyber liability packages.
If you own a business and you digitally keep personal customer data, you need to talk to The Weimer Group about adding Cyber Liability to your Business Insurance Program.