March 4, 2015
If you are on the MIT Health Plan, you may have received an email from MIT Medical and MIT Benefits regarding the Anthem Data Breach. Anthem was the target of a sophisticated cyber attack that exposed personal data on almost 80 million customers. Read the news story here.
Attackers may have been able to access personal information from current and former members of Anthem and Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBSMA) insurance companies, including names, medical IDs, social security numbers, street addresses, email information and employment information, but no financial data.
The message from MIT outlines the impact this breach may have on current or former MIT members or their families who were or are on the MIT Health Plan. Only those who have received care in the fourteen states listed here could be affected.
If Anthem and/or BCBSMA believe you have been affected, they will contact you directly. Further information has been posted on the Anthem website.
The FBI says that it is “close” to identifying the parties responsible for the Anthem breach, but will not disclose the information until it is “absolutely sure.” Read the news story here.