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More than 21 million hit in U.S. data breach

Hackers stole Social Security numbers and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than previously disclosed.

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Customers of Anthem say ID theft proliferating

Anthem Inc.’s massive data breach reported early this year is now generating real cases of identity theft, according to allegations in a small but growing number of lawsuits filed across the country. But Anthem and the FBI say none of the stolen data has been sold on the black market.

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Anthem’s IT system had cracks before hack

Anthem Inc. spends $50 million a year and employs 200 people to keep its information technology secure. Yet the Indianapolis-based health insurance giant still left itself vulnerable to hackers on key fronts leading up to the theft of 80 million consumer records.

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