Anthem hit with another class-action lawsuit over data hack

Following the lead of residents in other states, Colorado residents whose information may have been compromised by the data breach Anthem recently experienced have filed a class-action lawsuit against the insurer, according to The Denver Post.

Less than 24 hours after Anthem announced the data breach that involved hackers stealing the data of as many as 80 million of its current and former customers, the health insurer began facing lawsuits over the incident, including one in California and one in Alabama. Class-action lawsuits concerning the data hack have also been filed against Anthem in Florida and Indiana, according to The Denver Post.

Patrick Peluso, an attorney who filed one of the lawsuits in Colorado against Anthem on behalf of the Colorado residents, told The Denver Post, there are already 40 lawsuits pending against Anthem concerning the data hack, and there are likely to be more.

Anthem, which does business in Colorado as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, declined to comment on the pending legal cases, according to The Denver Post.

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