Some big surprises from a recent security study. The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data by Ponemon Institute had more surprises than Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – surprises that were far from palatable. One […]

Although recently proposed bills being considered by Congress and policy proposals from the Obama administration that take aim at cybersecurity are not specifically aimed health care, they do touch on the industry. ‘Year of the Health Care Data Breach’ A […]

Personal medical information, prescriptions stolen from Rite Aid stores in Baltimore during April looting. As looted prescription drugs flood Baltimore streets, fueling a surge in violence, pharmacy chain Rite Aid warned customers Wednesday that their personal medical information could be […]

Forget Target and Home Depot. You may be risking identity theft every time you visit the doctor’s office. Medical ID theft, in which thieves steal your Social Security number and health insurance info in order to fraudulently obtain medical services […]

Should we improve Internet security before putting more secure stuff on the Internet? Since last summer, four major medical-themed hackings have been discovered somewhere in America, in addition to the seemingly endless stream of new retail and bureaucratic hackings reported […]

Anthem. Premera. Carefirst. Since the start of the year, these three major health insurers, all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, have been victims of major data breaches, with up to about 92 million records affected. For the past three years, […]

Electronic health records are prime targets because healthcare organizations lack the resources, processes, and technologies to protect them. And it’s only going to get worse. Imagine a hostile nation-state with your psychiatric records. Or an organized crime ring with your […]

MIFA founding member ID Experts, has released the study Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data, which reveals a shift in the root cause of data breaches from accidental to intentional. Criminal attacks are up 125% […]

Medical ID theft is on the rise…and can happen to anyone. In this episode of FraudFeed, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud brings you the story of one consumer’s ordeal to get his identity back…and provides information you need to fight […]

Credit card related data breaches get all the headlines – but there is a bigger, more worrisome threat to your safety and privacy – medical identity theft. “Health care files contain a lot more than your medical information,” said Art […]