Anthem Breach & Cybersecurity: What Granite Staters Need To Know

Mar 11, 2015

A recent breach at insurance giant Anthem compromised the personal information of as many as eighty million Americans including more than six hundred thousand granite-staters. It was just the latest hacking attack of a major company, following Home Depot and Target. We’ll look at why this keeps happening and what protections show promise.

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Guests:

  • Colin Manning: Director of Public Relations at Anthem
  • James Boffetti: Senior Assistant Attorney General of New Hampshire
  • Andrea Peterson: tech policy reporter for the Washington Post 

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Information for Anthem customers:

Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-888-468-4454

How to Access & Sign Up For Identity Theft Repair & Credit Monitoring Service

The Washington Post: Why hackers are targeting the medical sector

"The information can be used to impersonate hacking victims to obtain medical care or to purchase expensive medical equipment such as motorized wheelchairs. It often takes health-care providers longer to detect this type of fraud than credit card companies or banks, which are constantly looking for inconsistencies that could signal a problem. That also means it can be more time consuming and costly for victims to correct, experts say."

Pew Research Center: The Web at 25 in the U.S.

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