Anthem new data breach affects on over 18000 members

A new data breach may have exposed personal health information of more than 18,000 Anthem Medicare members.

Anthem reported the breach on July 24 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, which keeps track of data breaches per 2009’s HITECH Act.

According to Anthem, the breach stems from a 2016 incident involving a third-party company, LaunchPoint Ventures, that provides insurance coordination services to Anthem. On May 28 LaunchPoint discovered the worker had misused another company’s data as well as having emailed a file containing the Anthem membership records to his personal account on July 8, 2016.