Malloy says thousands in Connecticut affected by Anthem hack

- FILE - Governor Dannel Malloy (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says there’s “no doubt” the personal information of thousands of Connecticut residents was compromised when hackers broke into the Anthem health insurance database.

Anthem is the largest insurer in Connecticut. Officials said Thursday that about 1.14 million people in the state, including more than 180,000 state employees and retirees, are covered by Anthem. Malloy says it’s unclear how many of those people had personal information compromised by the breach, which Connecticut officials learned about late Wednesday.

The state has launched an investigation into the attack. Officials also met with Anthem executives and were told credit monitoring services will be provided to affected Connecticut residents, including past Anthem customers, for the next two years.

Malloy, also an Anthem customer, urged residents to register for the monitoring service.
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