Symantec: Well-heeled hacking group Black Vine behind Anthem breach
A group has been singled out as the attacker behind the recently disclosed hack against Anthem, believed to be the largest waged against a health care company.
It was Black Vine that broke into the health insurer’s systems and stole more than 80 million patients records, Symantec said Tuesday in a report.
For Black Vine, it was the latest in a long line of hacks that began in 2012. Black Vine has gone after other businesses that deal with sensitive and critical data, including organizations in the aerospace, technology and finance industries, according to Symantec. The majority of the attacks (82 percent) were waged against U.S. businesses.