Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller, along with attorneys general from 43 other states have reached a $39.5 million settlement agreement with Anthem for a 2014 data breach involving personal information from nearly 79 million Americans. Anthem disclosed in February 2015 that their systems had been infiltrated by cyber attacks since February 2014 through malware installed through phishing emails. Using that malware, the attackers gained access to names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, email address, phone numbers and employment information. Of the 78.8 million Americans affected, 172,727 resided in Iowa. In addition to the substantial settlement payment, Anthem has agreed to end misrepresentations regarding its confidentiality and security policies, enhance security protocols and submit to third-party audits and assessments. Iowa’s share of the settlement is $199,694.