Anthem agrees to pay $39.5M in latest settlement over 2015 hacking

John Russell reports:

Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay a group of states $39.5 million to settle claims the health insurer failed to safeguard its data, a breach that led to a massive computer hacking in 2015 that compromised the private information of 78.8 million customers and former customers.

The Indianapolis-based company announced the settlement agreement Wednesday morning with a group of state attorneys general investigating the cyberattack. Anthem did not admit to any wrongdoing.

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