Chinese hackers suspected in Anthem data hack

Investigations into the massive Anthem database hack that compromised the information of 80 million customers are "pursuing evidence" indicating the hackers were sponsored by the Chinese state, according to a Bloomberg report.

The report indicates the hackers may have been stealing personal information "for purposes other than pure profit," according to three people familiar with the investigation.

Customer information including names, birthdays, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, employment information and Social Security numbers were exposed. No medical or financial information appears to have been breached.

The cyberattack is one of the largest data breaches to be disclosed by a healthcare company to date. Indianapolis-based Anthem is the second largest health payer in the country.

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