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The information accessed during the "very sophisticated attack" did include names, birthdays, social security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data, but no medical or other financial data, the company said.
This is why you NEVER give your SSN to your health care providers."
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The company says it is not sure yet how many customers are affected, but Anthem claims to have 69 million customers across its product lines. In a statement, Anthem, which was previously known as WellPoint Health Networks, said that the company was the victim of a targeted, sophisticated attack.
Given the size of the Anthem customer base, this could turn out to be one of the larger data breaches in U.S. history. The scope of the information the attackers obtained could give them broad access to victims’ personal lives.
“If confirmed, we are dealing with one of the biggest data breaches in history and probably the biggest data breach in the healthcare industry. If you are wondering what it means for individuals, in a few words: it is a nightmare,” said Jamie Blasco, vice president and chief scientist at AlienVault."
Also, it's perfectly legal for deaf people to drive cars and ride bikes, so relying on sounds for safety doesn't work for everyone.
I don't even understand what the Engineer at the beginning was doing. His DNA somehow spawned humans except that we're clearly evolved from other life-forms on Earth, so maybe the Engineer spawned all life on Earth. Except, that would mean that he spawned all the dinosaurs and just got lucky that mammals ended up becoming the dominant life-form to eventually evolve into humans. How is that even supposed to work?
I'd prefer more intelligent sensors/cameras that penalise aggressive acceleration (i.e. sudden rate of change of speed in close proximity of other road users) or can detect lack of awareness of the driver.