The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, February 6
China—and lax security—suspected in massive data breach at Anthem
Initial investigations into the huge data breach at U.S. health insurerer Anthem are pointing to techniques used by hackers with ties to a nation-state, and China is a leading suspect. What’s apparently not in doubt is poor security practices: Anthem had not encrypted millions of people’s personal information that was stolen. While that information can enable common identity theft, what’s more worrisome to consumers is the medical identity theft and fraud that may result.