Massive Anthem breach
more serious than
mere credit card heists
Healthcare data is secure no more.
The revelation this week that hackers stole about 80 million customer records of one of the largest health insurers has laid bare the vulnerability of vital personal data held by medical providers.
According to a widely quoted study, a stunning 90 percent of health care organizations reported at least one data breach over the past two years.
These losses are far more serious than mere credit card thefts. The data is much more permanent, easy to use for identity theft, and much more difficult to change.
It reveals the soft underbelly of massive, online healthcare databases that are difficult to protect and expose virtually everyone to devastating harm.
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