(Bloomberg) — Social Security numbers, names and addresses for millions of people who aren’t customers of Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) may have been breached in a massive cyberattack disclosed by the health insurer earlier this month.
Anthem, which runs Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in 14 states, believes information on 78.8 million people was accessed by hackers. Of those, about 60 million to 70 million were customers of the insurer, spokeswoman Kristin Binns said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday.
The remainder includes millions of people who aren’t Anthem members, but used their Blue Cross or Blue Shield insurance in states, including Texas and Florida, where Anthem operates partnerships. Binns said it was too soon to put an exact number on how many non-members were affected.
Anthem said Feb. 4 that personal information of its customers and employees had been breached by hackers. The company still doesn’t believe that any financial or confidential health information was accessed.