ANTHEM SECURITY BREACH
Security Breach Information and Resources available to EKU Employees
We want to make you aware of steps you may take to guard against identity theft or fraud.
As a Anthem member you have several resources to assist you;
- Each member may obtain a free copy of your credit report online at www.annualcreditreport.com, by calling toll-free 1-877-322-8228, or by mailing an Annual Credit Report Request Form (available at www.annualcreditreport.com) to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA, 30348-5281.
- Each member is automatically provided 24 months of protection with Identity Repair Services - No Enrollment Required. To get more information about repair services go to AnthemFacts.com or call the toll-free number 1-877-263-7995.
- Each member has available to them the ability to enroll for additional protections for 24 months. This service is free and provides protection monitoring. To get more information about these additional services go to AnthemFacts.com or call the toll-free number 1-877-263-7995.
- Click Here for more information on the Anthem Response Program
- Click Here to review Anthem Frequently Asked Questions
Anthem recommends that potentially impacted members remain vigilant for incidents of fraud and identity theft, including by reviewing account statements and monitoring free credit reports. In addition, you can report suspected incidents of identity theft to local law enforcement, Federal Trade Commission, or your state attorney general. To learn more, you can go to the FTC's Web site, at www.consumer.gov/idtheft, or call the FTC, at (877) IDTHEFT (438-4338) or write to Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Response Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580.
As a result of this breach you may wish to place a fraud alert on your credit file. Filling a fraud alert informs creditors that they must contact you before opening new accounts or making changes to existing accounts. The three major credit bureaus are listed below, and as soon as any one of the credit bureaus confirm a fraud alert, the others are notified to place a fraud alert as well.
- Equifax 800-525-6285 https://www.equifax.com/home/en_us
- Experian 888-397-3742 http://www.experian.com/
- TransUnionCorp 800-680-7289 http://www.transunion.com/
- Anthem dedicated information webpage: http://www.anthemfacts.com/
- Frequently Asked Questions Link: http://www.anthemfacts.com/faq
- Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/
- Place an initial fraud alert on your credit report: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0275-place-fraud-alert
- NBC News Article – "Anthem Breach – What Should I Do Right Now?" NBC News Article
- IndyStar News Article – "Anthem Data Breach – Act Now to Protect Yourself" IndyStar News Article
Please understand that the information provided on this site is ment to educate you on the Anthem Security Breach first reported by Anthem on February 4, 2015. Eastern Kentucky University is using this site as an effort to keep you informed on this incident and provide you with helpful resources. EKU has no control over any of the processes/procedures recommended in the articles and resources provided here.