Anthem (2015) health insurance companies in US fell victim in February 2015 to data breach in the history of health care. stolen information were names, Social Security numbers, birthdays, addresses, emails, employment information and salary data of both customers and company employees.
The breach compromised up to 78.8 million records. While its total cost is still unknown, it is expected to go beyond $100 million.
Anthem’s data was hacked through spear-phishing administrative accounts. The breach demonstrated the importance of limiting data access — even for top administrators.
Q: Types of Cyber Attacks (Less focus) & how and what lead Anthem to get attacked and what security policies and measures were used when attack occured(main focus) and was Anthem at fault?