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Millions Of Non-Anthem Customers Also Hit By Anthem Breach

Blue Cross Blue Shield customers -- as many as 8.8 to 18.8 million of them -- might have also had their data compromised.

Healthcare insurer Anthem has updated its original estimate of how many customers' records were compromised in the data breach reported earlier this month. The original estimate of 80 million has been sharpened to 78.8 million -- and, more importantly, they announced that from 8.8 million to 18.8 million of those individuals are not customers of Anthem.

Reason being, Anthem is part of a national network of "independently run Blue Cross Blue Shield plans through which BCBS customers can receive medical services when they are in an area where BCBS is operated by a different company," as Reuters reports.

See more on the company's Anthem Facts page and at CNET

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