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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield hit by cyber attack

' The initial investigation appears to indicate that the member data that was accessed included names, dates of birth, memberID, Social Security Numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information.'
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News from Kentucky Retirement Systems

Anthem has notified their customers that they were recently the target of a successful cyber attack. Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) is an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield customer. It appears that all lines of Anthem's business were affected by the attack.


What does this mean for KRS retirees?

Medicare eligible KRS retirees are covered by a separate plan administered by Humana and were not impacted by this attack.

For non-Medicare eligible KRS retirees who participate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky health Insurance plan administered by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield:

  • Anthem is working with the FBI and forensic experts to determine the full impact and scope of the cyber attack.

  • Impacted members will receive information directly from Anthem in the coming weeks.
  • The initial investigation appears to indicate that the member data that was accessed included names, dates of birth, memberID, Social Security Numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and employment information.

    Anthem has set up a web site and telephone number for potentially affected members to learn more about the attack and their next steps. The information is:
    - The primary information: Anthemfacts.com

    - Frequency Asked Questions (FAQ): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    - Toll-Free: 1-877-263-7995
    Kentucky Retirement Systems will continue to monitor this incident and provide updates via our web site and social media channels as additional information becomes available.


    This story was posted on 2015-02-05 10:42:28
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