Anthem says hackers had access to customer data back to 2004

Chad Terhune reports:

Insurance giant Anthem Inc. said Thursday that hackers had access to customer data going back to 2004 as investigations continue into the massive breach.

I would not take that to mean that the Anthem is not retaining data that goes back before 2004, but only that the database the hackers accessed went back to 2004. I hope more on the issue of data retention is raised by Congress, HHS, and state attorneys general.

Terhune also reports:

In the meantime, Anthem said all current and former customers going back to 2004 can begin enrolling Friday for two years of identity theft protection and free credit monitoring.

Consumers can sign up and learn more details online or by calling (877) 263-7995.

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