Severity Score: 5
How did we get these numbers?
What was breached: Anthem customer profile database
Delivery: April 2014 - February 2015
The Attackers: No formal incrimination, Chinese government is suspected
On February 4th, 2015, Anthem Inc., formerly known as Wellpoint, announced that it had discovered a breach of its customer information database that resulted in the loss of 37.7 million records containing email addresses, home addresses, and Social Security numbers. After several weeks of forensic analysis, that number increased to 78.8 million affected records. While the formal FBI investigation has not concluded, it has been speculated that the Chinese government perpetrated the attack.