Anthem Breach May Have Started in April 2014

Analysis of open source information on the cybercriminal infrastructure likely used to siphon 80 million Social Security numbers and other sensitive data from health insurance giant Anthem suggests the attackers may have first gained a foothold in April 2014, nine months before the company says it discovered the intrusion. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that security experts involved in the ongoing forensics investigation into the breach say the servers and attack tools used in the attack on Anthem bear the hallmark of a state-sponsored Chinese cyber espionage group known by a number of names, including “ Deep Panda ,” “ Axiom ,” Group 72 ,” and the “ Shell_Crew ,” to name but a few. Deep Panda is the name given to this group by security firm CrowdStrike .

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Anthem Breach May Have Started in April 2014

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