Anthem warning of Phishing campaigns targeting exposed account holders
Last week Anthem Inc. warned that a breach of its network exposed the personal information of as many as 80 million people. This week they have posted a bulliten warning that scammers are sending phishing e-mailsto people whos onformation was stolen.
How to protect yourself against phishing:
- Be wary of emails asking for confidential information – especially information of a financial nature. Legitimate organizations will never request sensitive information via email
- Watch out for generic-looking requests for information. Fraudulent emails are often not personalised, while authentic emails from your bank often reference an account you have with them. Many phishing emails begin with “Dear Sir/Madam”, and some come from a bank with which you don’t even have an account.