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130,000 people in LA possibly impacted by healthcare cyber attack

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The nation's second largest health insurer is the latest to get hit by hackers.

At risk, the personal information of 80 million Americans- customers and employees of Anthem. And there are some in Louisiana who could be affected.

130,000 people in Louisiana have coverage under Amerigroup. That plan was breached and so was Unicare.

Unicare says hackers got access to customers names, addresses and social security numbers. Unicare says there's no evidence that any credit card numbers were stolen.

While, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana was not breached, health officials say some customers may still be at risk.

"Those would have been the ones who might have incurred medical care and a claim in one of these states [outside Louisiana]. We are doing a data pool today to identify these individuals and notify them if in-fact they are impacted by this," said John MaGinnis, Vice President/Corporate Communications of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Anthem runs Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in more than a dozen states.

Cyber attacks on healthcare are up. The Identity Theft Resource Center tracked 42 hacking attacks against the medical industry in 2014. That's up from 28 in 2013.

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