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Feb 5, 2015
Feb 5, 2015

U.S. health insurer Anthem hit by massive cybersecurity breach

Feb 4 (Reuters) – Hackers have stolen personal information
relating to current and former customers and staff of no. 2 U.S.
health insurer Anthem Inc., after breaching an IT
system containing data on up to 80 million people, the company
said late on Wednesday.

Anthem, which has nearly 40 million customers in the United
States, said it had reported the attack to the FBI and
cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said it had been hired to help
Anthem investigate the attack.

Feb 4, 2015
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Jan 30, 2015

Dating site Topface says paid hacker to not sell stolen data

BOSTON (Reuters) – Topface, one of the world’s largest dating websites, said it has paid a hacker an undisclosed sum to stop trying to sell about 20 million email addresses stolen from the Russian company.

Topface Chief Executive Dmitry Filatov said the company located the hacker, who had published ads to sell the data but had not actually sold them.

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    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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