Illinois: Protect against identity theft after Anthem hack

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general is warning consumers who were affected by the Anthem Inc. hack to start taking steps to protect themselves against identity theft. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says anyone affected should be on the lookout for unsolicited phone calls and emails. Last week the insurer said hackers stole personal information for up to 80 million customers, including Social Security numbers. Madigan says anyone who receives communications from Anthem claiming to assist with the breach should be cautious because it could be a scam. The company says it is not calling or emailing customers directly to discuss the data breach. Madigan also says customers should monitor their accounts closely and check their credit reports.