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Anthem hack’s impact at South Tahoe largely unknown

Tribune staff report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Organizations and businesses at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore join many others in the country this week wondering what the impact will be from the data hack on national insurance giant Anthem.

The hack on Anthem is said to affect up to 80 million customers, according to news reports. Among other things, the hackers obtained members’ names, birthdays, addresses, social security and more in the breach.

Some organizations on the South Shore use Anthem as their health insurance provider, including Barton Health, which released this statement today:

“Barton’s PPO provider network, Anthem, was the victim of a cyber attack. At this point we do not know if Barton employees were affected, as Barton contracts with a third party administer who typically houses Barton information. Anthem is currently investigating to understand what information has been obtained. Their preliminary finds show no financial or medical information was part of the attack. Barton employees have been notified about the attack, and Anthem will directly contact any members whose personal information has been compromised to offer credit monitoring protection as well as identity repair services.”

The Better Business Bureau offers a variety of suggestions for consumers concerned that their personal identifying information was stolen. Those recommendations can be found at http://www.bbb.org/breach.


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