What follows is a list of stories that appeared on Health Data Management and sister site Insurance Networking News about the Anthem hacker incident:

State Insurance Commissioners to Probe Anthem Security in Hacking

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners will investigate the security posture of health insurer Anthem following its huge hacking breach announced last week that left the personal information of 80 million people vulnerable to identity theft.

10 Top Health Data Hacks

The giant breach at health insurer Anthem (previously WellPoint) potentially affecting up to 80 million insured members and employees, reminds us that the hacking threat to protected health information is persistent and growing. The HHS Office for Civil Rights Web site of large breaches lists more than 90 major incidents of hacking, which have become much more prevalent during the past two years. Here are the 10 largest healthcare hacking incidents to date.

Why Anthem Must be a Turning Point for Security

80 million? Is a breach of protected health information at Anthem for upward of 80 million individuals enough to push America’s healthcare industry and its regulators to get more serious about encryption?

Anthem Breach: Warnings, Lessons for Healthcare Organizations

Hackers are increasingly targeting organizations that house medical data -- and the consequence of a breach are steep. Here’s what CIOs need to know about the biggest insurance data breach and what they should be doing to protect sensitive files.

Anthem Attack Investigators Said to See Signs of Chinese Hackers

Investigators of Anthem Inc.’s data breach are pursuing evidence that points to Chinese state-sponsored hackers who are stealing personal information from health-care companies for purposes other than pure profit, according to three people familiar with the probe.

Anthem Hack is Healthcare's Wake Up Call

When the country’s second-largest health insurance company is hacked leaving the personal information of 80 million people vulnerable to identity theft, it’s a watershed moment that cannot be ignored. There is no doubt that this data breach is a wake-up call for a healthcare industry that is lacking when it comes to information security.

HITRUST Helps Anthem, Others in Initial Hack Investigation

Early in its investigation of a major cyber attack, health insurer Anthem shared much of what it knew with other health industry stakeholders, all of whom participate in the HITRUST Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident.

Quick Security Tips for Anthem Customers

Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer at information security products vendor Tripwire, warns individuals affected by the Anthem health information breach to be wary of emails or calls they receive.

Massive Hack at Anthem Targets Identities

At least tens of millions of records held by major health insurer Anthem have been hacked and the company will be offering affected members credit and identity protection services.

 

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