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Investigation: Anthem Data Breach
If you have or had Anthem BlueCross BlueShield health insurance, your sensitive personal information (including your Social Security number) may have been stolen in the recent Anthem data breach.
On February 4, 2015, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, one of the country’s largest health insurers, announced that it had been the target of a massive cyber-attack. Hackers had breached Anthem’s computer systems containing Anthem customers’ names, Social Security numbers, healthcare ID numbers, home addresses, email addresses, and employment information including income data.
Current or former members of one of Anthem’s affiliated health plans, as well as some members of other independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans who received healthcare services in any of the areas Anthem serves over the last 10 years may be impacted.
Anthem said it is likely that “tens of millions” of records were stolen, which means that victims of the Anthem data breach whose personal information was stolen are at an increased risk for identity theft. News agencies have reported that hundreds of Anthem customers may have already been victims of identity theft or may have had fraudulent tax returns filed in their names.
Our firm has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a nationwide class of Anthem customers whose sensitive personal information was stolen in the Anthem data breach. The lawsuit is filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and seeks damages, restitution, and injunctive relief for affected Anthem customers. See Giotta v. Anthem, Inc. et al., No. 15-618 (N.D. Cal. filed Feb. 9, 2015).
To help our lawsuit, we want to speak with people who are victims of Anthem’s data breach, including anyone who suffered identity theft or paid for identity-protection or credit monitoring services.
For more information, call Partner Joe Kravec or Attorney Greg Murray at 888-355-1735 (toll-free) or 412-281-8400 or email [email protected] to discuss any harm that you have experiences as a result of the Anthem data breach. Your call with us will be free and confidential.