Awesome. Just awesome.

Hackers have stolen tens of millions of customer and employee records from Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, after they were able to break into a database containing personal information for around 80 million people. Anthem says the hackers were able to obtain names, birthdays, addresses, and Social Security numbers, but it does not appear that medical information or financial details were taken.

Anthem insures about 37.5 million people and offers plans such as Blue Cross Blue Shield in California, New York, and 12 other states. The company says it’s not yet sure how many records were stolen, but that the data has yet to appear on the black market.

Time, once again, to keep an eye on your credit records, folks to make sure no suspicious purchases or accounts show up.

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