Phishing attacks prey on victims of massive Anthem health insurance hack

Fraudsters and hackers have seized on this week’s massive hack of Anthem — the second largest health insurance company in the US — as an opportunity to perpetrate phishing scams. Subscribers, past and present, to Anthem services like Blue Cross -Blue Shield have started receiving phishing emails that purport to be from the company.

Beware of phony emails and phone calls

Emails promise free credit monitoring service, and encourage recipients to click on a link in the email to enable a free year of credit card protection. Anthem has confirmed that while it will be offering a credit monitoring service, it has not yet sent out any such emails.

Making matters worse, some have received cold calls from fraudsters who claim to be with Anthem….

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