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RI Insurer Says 15.000 Customers Affected By Anthem Hacking

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island says about 15,000 of its current and former Rhode Island customers have been affected by the data breach at Anthem Inc.

Blue Cross says hackers gained access to personal information from Anthem members, and information from consumers covered by independent Blue Cross & Blue Shield plans working with Anthem.

Hackers recently broke into a database storing information for about 80 million people. Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, says it's providing credit monitoring, identity theft repair assistance if someone experiences fraud and identity protection designed specifically for children, for two years.

The services are available to all current and former customers who date back to 2004.

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