Because of the severity and depth of the insurance data breach in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating to find the culprit or culprits.
Approximately 3.7 million Georgians have been put at risk due to the massive data breach at Anthem Inc., Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said on Friday afternoon, according to the New York Times.
Anthem Inc., the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, said 3,726,249 of its current and former Georgia policyholders were affected. No credit card information or confidential health information has been identified as being in the security breach, Hudgens said.
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other government agencies are actively investigating this criminal act.” Hudgens said. “Anthem has begun notifying their current and former members whose information has been accessed, and I strongly urge Georgians to take advantage of the free credit monitoring and identity protection services being offered by Anthem.”