Anthem reports data breach impacting 18,500 members

Anthem has reported a data breach impacting more than 18,500 members after a business associate discovered a rogue employee improperly emailed member records. The breach was initially discovered in May by LaunchPoint Ventures, a third-party analytics company that provides insurance coordination services to Anthem, according to a media advisory released (PDF) by the insurance provider. After learning that one of its employees was involved in “identity theft-related activities” LaunchPoint discovered the employee emailed a file containing protected health information of...