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Anthem hack affected more than 1.7 million CT residents

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

New developments have surfaced following the massive data breach at Anthem.

The insurance company said more than 1.7 million Connecticut residents were impacted, and affects current and past members.

About 80 million customers nationwide were affected by the data breach.

Hackers were able to infiltrate Anthem's computer system and steal personal information.

The governor and attorney general encourage anyone who thinks they were affected or who may be at risk, to sign up for free credit protection.

"We strongly urge affected Connecticut residents to take advantage of the services that Anthem is offering to protect their personal information," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a press release. "While the state continues to investigate and remain in communication with Anthem, we strongly encourage Connecticut Anthem customers to take the appropriate steps to protect themselves from fraud."

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