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.
- 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
Information for Anthem customers:
Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline: 1-888-468-4454
"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."