Health Insurer Anthem Hacked, Customer Information Accessed

Health insurance company Anthem disclosed yesterday that the company's computer network had been hacked and personal current and former customer information had been accessed by the hackers.

In a statement on Wednesday, the company said it was reaching out to customers affected by a "very sophisticated" cyberattack.

The Associated Press reports: "It said credit card information wasn't compromised and so far it has not found evidence that medical information such as insurance claims and test results was targeted or obtained."

Anthem has hired a internet security company, Mandiant, to "improve" it's network defenses and hte FBI is investigating the breech. The FBI also encouraged Anthem customers to report any possible instances of identity theft the authorities.