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Anthem hack looks worse and worse

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The huge health insurer  now says that hackers had access to customer data all the way back to 2004.

Anthem is also offering two years of free identity-theft protection to millions of affected consumers. But the fact is that there are no fool-proof methods to protect customers from hackers, who in the Anthem case are suspected to be people working for the Chinese government.

And what can hospitals, clinics and clinicians do to better protect patients from the growing scourge of hacking? The one thing that would discourage it the most — getting more stuff offline and back onto paper — seems unlikely


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