4 latest Anthem hack developments

More details are starting to emerge surrounding the massive cyberattack on Anthem, which compromised the records of 80 million customers and employees.

Here are four of the latest updates and developments on the story.

1. Anthem's data was not encrypted. Data stored in Anthem's database was not encrypted, making it easier for outside threats to access and read, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Read more

2. Investigations are looking into ties to China. The malware and cybertools employed in the hack are those that have been used "almost exclusively" by Chinese cyberthieves, investigators said in the WSJ report. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said tying the Anthem hackers to China is "groundless." Read more

3. Anthem faces a class-action lawsuit. The payer was hit with a putative class-action lawsuit in California and a class-action lawsuit in Alabama, as well. Both lawsuits accuse Anthem of failing to properly secure customers' personal information. The lawsuits were filed less than 24 hours after Anthem announced the hack. Read more

4. Cybersecurity experts and CIOs react to the breach. Cybersecurity experts and CIOs by and large reiterate concern about breaches of this magnitude, but also comment on how events like these are only to be expected in the coming months and years. Read more

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