If you don’t think security should be a top priority, here’s a huge wakeup call! Anthem, one of the country’s biggest health insurers, reported a fairly sophisticated hack wherein the information of 80 million employees and customers was stolen, including:
As if the hack wasn’t bad enough, cybercriminals are now taking advantage of the hack with phishing attempts and scam phone calls to steal MORE sensitive information – possibly financial information, from victims of the breach.
Shortly after the breach was reported, cybercriminals started calling victims and sending out emails claiming to be from the insurer – these emails have links for “free credit card protection” or “free credit card monitoring” to steal financial data from victims. If you receive an email, DO NOT click on any links or enter any personal information. Delete the email and move on!