Anthem members brace for news after cyber attack

Giant US health insurer says it'll take 2 weeks to determine how many customers' info has been exposed by hackers

New York

ANTHEM Inc members said last Friday that they were stuck in helpless resignation after a corporate cyber-attack, waiting for news on whether their data was compromised even as scammers began seeking to exploit them with phishing and phone calls.

Anthem, the second-biggest US health insurer by market value, said it will probably take about two weeks to figure out how many of its 80 million current and former customers and employees had information like Social Security numbers and insurance IDs exposed by hackers, and to start notifying them.

The insurer warned last Friday that customers should beware of phishing e-mails that solicit personal information, including a "click here" link for...

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