The FBI is still investigating the potential causes of yesterday’s widely reported data breach at Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer. There is still no clear indication who perpetrated the attack, how they did so, or what could’ve been done to stop it, but informed sources point to a number of strong possibilities on all counts.
Investigators say that the breach of as many as 80 million customer and employee records at the company, which provides health insurance coverage to one in nine Americans, bears the hallmarks of Chinese state-sponsored hackers, and that they may have been after personal information such as Social Security numbers, as opposed to financial information like credit card numbers.
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