About 15,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island members may be among the victims of a massive cyber attack. Health insurance giant Anthem, which offers Blue Cross plans in other states, revealed that hackers had stolen the personal information of nearly 80 million customers earlier this month. Anthem offers Blue Cross plans in other states.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island chief privacy officer Martha Holt Castle said they’re working with Anthem to repair the damage. Meanwhile, a letter will be sent to affected Rhode Islanders.
“We’re certainly advising folks to go to anthemfacts.com," said Castle. "Anthem has set up a pretty robust frequently asked questions section, where they can walk our members through the process and what they can do to protect themselves.”
The site, anthemfacts.com, offers free services for people whose personal information has been stolen, including credit monitoring services.