Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Foreign Government May Have Breached Health Data

Kroll's Erik Rasmussen goes on record with the Associated Press (AP) to discuss identity theft related to last year’s breach of Anthem Inc., that affected 78 million consumers, 12 million of whom are minors.

"The nation-states that are targeting U.S. companies and U.S. government have taken a big data approach to this information," said Erik Rasmussen, cyber practice leader for Kroll, a risk-management firm. "They don't know if this is valuable now, but it might be valuable in five years so they amass it now while they can."

Foreign governments don't use hacked data to steal identities on a large scale, Rasmussen said, but rogue operatives have on occasion used the data for criminal activity. 

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