Anthem Inc. Cyber-Attack Update
On January 29, 2015, Anthem, Inc. discovered that cyber attackers executed a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem’s information technology system.
Since learning of the Anthem cyber-attack, Capital BlueCross has been working diligently to gather information about the attack on Anthem and how it might impact any of our members.
Capital BlueCross systems were not impacted by, and were not part of, the Anthem breach. Capital BlueCross and Anthem Inc. are separate and distinct companies.
However, findings from Anthem’s investigation into the attack have identified current and/or former Capital BlueCross members whose information was accessed. These include current or former members who received health care services in any of the areas that Anthem has served over the last 10 years. Anthem’s service area includes these states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
These members were affected because Capital BlueCross is one of 37 independent, locally operated companies across the United States that form the BlueCross BlueShield system. This affiliation enables BlueCross and BlueShield plan customers to get the high-quality, affordable health care they need wherever they are.
Anthem will formally notify all affected members by U.S. mail in the coming weeks.
Additionally, Anthem is offering all affected customers two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services. To learn how to access these services, visit AnthemFacts.com.
Capital BlueCross’ Commitment to Information Security
Protecting member information is of the utmost importance to Capital BlueCross.
Capital BlueCross maintains a vigilant data security program. From state-of-the-art technology, to continuous monitoring of our systems, we work to ensure that the best technical and administrative safeguards are in place.
Additionally, we contract with third-party information security organizations and subject matter resources to provide continuous monitoring of our systems.
For Additional Information about the Anthem Cyber-Attack
For additional information and resources about the Anthem cyber-attack, including assistance Anthem is providing to customers, please visit AnthemFacts.com.