Phishing attacks prey on victims of massive Anthem health insurance hack

Fraudsters and hackers have seized on this week’s massive hack of Anthem — the second largest health insurance company in the US — as an opportunity to perpetrate phishing scams. Cybercrime journalist Brian Krebs reports that subscribers past and present to Anthem services like Blue Cross Blue Shield have started receiving phishing emails that purport to be from the company.

Beware phony emails and phone calls

The emails promise free credit monitoring service, and encourage recipients to click on a link in the email to enable a free year of credit card protection. Anthem has confirmed to Krebs that while it will be offering a credit monitoring service, it has not yet sent out any such emails. Making matters worse, some have received…

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