Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers



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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The health insurance company Anthem says the hackers who got into its computer network were able to gain access to personal information for "tens of millions" of customers and employees. Those employees include the company's CEO.

The nation's second-biggest health insurer says it's contacting customers who were affected.

The hackers were able to see names, birthdates, email addresses, employment details, Social Security numbers, incomes and street addresses of current and past customers. But the company says credit card information wasn't compromised. And it hasn't found any evidence that medical information was targeted.

Anthem recently changed its name from WellPoint. It runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in more than a dozen states, and covers more than 37 million people.

The company says the FBI is investigating the hacking attack, and that it's hired an Internet security company to improve its network defenses. Anthem says it will provide free credit monitoring and identity protection services.

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APPHOTO NY113: FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 file photo shows the Anthem logo at the company's corporate headquarters in Indianapolis. Health insurer Anthem said in a statement Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015 hackers infiltrated its computer network and accessed a swathe of personal information about current and former customers including their incomes and street addresses. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (3 Dec 2014)

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