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  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 11- Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market. "People feel that this will be the year of medical...

  • Insurers are benefiting from increased number of patients, aided by an expansion of Medicaid, a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states, under Obamacare. WellCare members under the Medicaid health plans increased 31 percent to 2.3 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, helped by additions in Florida,...

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Ten U.S. states have sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "The delay in notifying those impacted is unreasonable and is causing unnecessary added worry to an already concerned population of Anthem customers," said the...

  • BOSTON, Feb 10- Attorneys general from 10 U.S. states sent a letter to Anthem Inc complaining that the company has been too slow in notifying consumers that they were victims of a massive data breach disclosed last week. "Anthem must communicate detailed information without any further unnecessary delay," said the letter, which was written by Connecticut...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures "a game changer," a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism. Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against...

  • Obama has moved cybersecurity to the top of his 2015 agenda after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, Home Depot Inc, Anthem Inc and Target Corp and the federal government itself. Various federal agencies have cybersecurity components, including the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the CIA.

  • BOSTON, Feb 9- New York's Financial Services Department said on Monday it planned to do regular cybersecurity reviews of insurers in the wake of the massive breach at health insurer Anthem Inc.. "We're still in the process of finalizing and determining the enhanced requirements, but we are moving quickly and expect to begin putting them forward in the coming...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 9- A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organisations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. Also, Amy Pascal said she would step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, two months after...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 9- A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organizations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. Also, Amy Pascal said she would step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, two months after...

  • Time to 'renovate' the Web to deter hacking Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Given the current explosion of dangerous hacking and phishing, it's time to do some renovating to the Internet.

  • Feb 6- Health insurer Anthem Inc on Friday warned U.S. customers about an email scam targeting former and current members whose personal information was suspected to have been breached in a massive cyber attack. The company said it will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the attack. But when it sits in the...

  • These scammers are already targeting Anthem victims Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 3:13 PM ET
    People walk past an office building of health insurer Anthem in Los Angeles, California.

    "Don't click," Anthem is warning consumers. Phishing emails are targeting victims of the insurance company's breach.

  • Feb 6- Health insurer Anthem Inc warned customers about an email scam targeting former and current members whose personal information was suspected to have been breached. Cybersecurity has become a major concern for U.S. firms, with some of the biggest data breaches reported to date include those at retailers Target Corp and Home Depot Inc.

  • Anthem warns consumers of email scam Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    Feb 6- Health insurer Anthem Inc warned consumers about an email scam targeting former and current members whose personal information was suspected to have breached. Hackers breached Anthem's IT system containing data on up to 80 million members, the company said late on Wednesday. The company said it was not calling members regarding the cyber attack and not...

  • This is how bad cyberthreats have gotten: Expert Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:27 AM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    A huge breach at health insurer Anthem illustrates the magnitude of the danger companies face, Lookout founder John Hering tells CNBC.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc that is being looked at for possible ties to China, according to a source familiar with the probe. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen asked Anthem Chief Executive Joseph Swedish to provide by March 4 detailed information about the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc that is being looked at for possible ties to China, according to a source familiar with the probe. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen asked Anthem Chief Executive Joseph Swedish to provide by March 4 detailed information about the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The White House is working with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives' leadership team and Democrats in both the House and Senate on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps. He said the hack is an example of the threat that is prompting the White House push forward on working on cyber...

  • Stocks close up, turning green for the year; Jobs eyed Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher, encouraged by stabilization in oil and shaking off concerns about Greece ahead of the all-important jobs report.

  • Will credit monitoring catch medical ID theft? Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 3:53 PM ET
    Anthem Health Insurance headquarters is shown in Indianapolis, Feb. 5, 2015.

    Anthem is offering free credit monitoring after a major hack that may have affected 80 million records.