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Friday, February 6, 2015

Anthem Data Security Breach Results in Phishing and Email Scams

Sample Phishing Email

Fordham University faculty, staff and students should be on the lookout for email and telephone scams that claim to be related to the recent security breach at Anthem, the University’s previous health and dental insurance provider. 

Anthem has stated that "All impacted members will receive notice via mail which will advise them of the protections being offered to them as well as any next steps." Assume that any email or phone call asking you to take action related to the Anthem breach is a scam. 

If you receive any phishing email or phone call that asks you to provide personal information or directs you to log into a website to protect or verify your account, do not respond. Instead, forward the message to IT Customer Care at

The image above is an example of a reported phishing email related to this scam. It is an example of a phishing email and was NOT send out by Anthem or Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Remember, before you click on a live link in an email, place your cursor over it. If you cannot identify the source URL (i.e.,, do not click on the link because it may take you to a malicious site.

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