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Historic Anthem data breach threatens 200,000+ New Jersey consumers

Posted by Richard DeMichele | Feb 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hack Attack Strikes New Jersey!

Hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents – and 80 million Americans overall – may be in danger after a historic data breach. How? The background: it has been alleged that Anthem, Inc., America's second largest health insurance provider, failed to properly safeguard its customers' personal information including Social Security numbers, dates of birth, income details and other intensely personal data. A resulting attack by hackers in December 2014 may have given thieves access to hundreds of thousands of current and former Anthem customers' data. Experts are already calling this breach the largest in the history of the healthcare industry.  You can Read the USA Today article, Health data breaches sow confusion, frustration to learn more about the scope of the problem and its impact on the public at large.  In New Jersey alone, a subsidiary of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Amerigroup – boasts approximately 209,000 policy-holders.

New Jersey's Anthem Customers Are At Risk

The danger is real, alarming and ongoing. The invaluable personal data of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield customers is now floating around the Internet – and other shadowy places – completely unprotected. Your personal date may have been stolen. Moreover, unlike when a hacker steals a credit card number, a consumer victim can't simply change his or her birth date or Social Security number! Hackers with access to this data have a digital skeleton key to every aspect of your life. As a result, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield's current and former customers will need to be vigilant for many months or even years to come. The Anthem data breach was nearly unprecedented in size, and was the largest to ever impact the health care industry. This means any legal action will ultimately involve plaintiffs from across the nation. You can read more about the scope of the problem in the Los Angeles Times article,  Anthem is warning consumers about its huge data breach. Here's a translation. However, the first step is to unite the two hundred thousand  Anthem consumers in New Jersey who may be at risk. Contacting our team under the “e-mail us” section of this website does not obligate you to anything, will not cost you anything, and is the first step in ensuring that you get the protection and representation you deserve.

TAKE ACTION: Contact Us For Help Today

Did you receive a letter from Anthem notifying you of a data breach? The good news is that Anthem victims have a legal recourse. Just this week, a U.S. federal judge issued a 82-page order ruling that the loss of sensitive personal data is, in fact, an injury for which a victim can bring a lawsuit. We're here to help. If you or somebody you know is or was a New Jersey resident covered by Anthem Amerigroup then we want to talk to you. We believe over 200,000 New Jersey Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield customers, both current and former, may have legal claims against Anthem. Please call us for a free initial consultation.  The New Jersey law firm of DeMichele and DeMichele P.C. has extensive experience and resources to help victims of negligence. Do not wait and jeopardize your rights: e-mail us or call today at (856) 546-1350. We are very interested in answering your questions and giving you a free case evaluation. Let us put our experience to work for you! ______

About the Author

Richard DeMichele

Richard A. DeMichele, Jr. is a seasoned litigator, devoting a substantial part of his practice to family law and personal injury matters.


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