You may have heard about the recent cyber-attack that resulted in an information system data breach at Anthem. Anthem is now notifying its customers that a “phishing”’ email has emerged with a link to free credit monitoring that appears to be generated by Anthem. This email is not from Anthem and should be deleted by your employees if received. Anthem is only contacting affected individuals about the credit monitoring offer through the mail.
Further information about the data breach may be found at http://www.anthemfacts.com/faq.
It is unknown at this time the extent to which the data breach may affect members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Like Anthem, CareFirst is a Blue Cross Blue Shield company. CareFirst is working with Anthem and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as the breach is investigated, and will provide information as warranted about the breach and any impact on CareFirst members.