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Anthem, The World of Online Security Breaches, and How We Must Change Our Mindset

Big newsβ€”Anthem, America’s second-largest health insurer, suffered a massive data breach mid-last week, exposing the sensitive information of tens of millions of their customers, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses.

The breach is considered by their PR team to be a “sophisticated cyber attack” from the outside. Most of the time, cyber attacks are not necessarily “sophisticated” in nature; most other big-ticket hacks have been caused by oversight (let’s just be honestβ€”carelessness and an attitude that it couldn’t possibly happen).

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