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US's number two health insurance firm, Anthem, yesterday, said that their servers, storing personal details of about 40 million clients, was broken into using a 'very sophisticated external cyber attack'. Though financial data like credit card info or bank account numbers were not cracked, but other personal details like names, social security numbers, email addresses and employment information were compromised. "Safeguarding your personal, financial and medical information is one of our top priorities, and because of that, we have state-of-the-art information security systems to protect your data. However, despite our efforts, Anthem was the target of a very sophisticated external cyber attack. These attackers gained unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system and have obtained personal information from our current and former members such as their names, birthdays, medical IDs/social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data. Based on what we know now, there is no evidence that credit card or medical information, such as claims, test results or diagnostic codes were targeted or compromised.", Joseph R. Swedish, CEO & President of Anthem said in a post on Anthem's website. Anthem also said that it had tried to close any security loopholes that left their IT infrastructure exposed to the attack and reported the incident to the FBI, assuring full cooperation. It also brought in Mandiant, a leading cybersecurity firm, to help Anthem in analyzing the attack. US law enforcement agencies had already warned the $3 trillion US healthcare industry that crackers are increasingly trying to break into their systems.