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Health insurer Anthem to pay nearly $40M to settle 2015 cyberattack
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Anthem, the health insurance company behind Blue Cross-Blue Shield, has agreed to pay nearly $40 million in another settlement over a 2015 cyberattack that compromised the personal information belonging to nearly 79 million people, officials said.
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The insurer will pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation by a group of state attorneys general, it announced Wednesday. Anthem said it was the last open investigation into the attack on its technology.
The company also agreed nearly two years ago with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to pay $16 million to settle possible privacy violations.