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Healthcare Data Under Attack

by Robert Gregg

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It’s been a while since I sent a Friends of the Firm email, but that’s not due to lack of news. The truth is the data breach landscape has gone a bit crazy. You no doubt have heard about the huge mega breaches at Anthem and Premera, both health insurance companies whose breaches involved over 100 million Americans and their personal medical identities. … Continue Reading

Health data breaches: No one is immune

This article was originally published in Government Health IT where Rick Kam is a contributing writer.

by ID Experts

Wireless

Up to one-quarter of Americans may have been affected by the Anthem Healthcare data breach in February — estimates that dwarf last year’s Community Health Systems breach by an order of magnitude. All healthcare organizations are at risk for a data breach. … Continue Reading

Big Breach Targets: Why Healthcare, Why Now?

by ID Experts

Wireless

In early February, Anthem Healthcare reported a data breach that may have affected up to 80 million customers, as many as 1 in 4 Americans. The estimates dwarf last year’s Community Health Systems breach by an order of magnitude. Last year’s litany of history-making breaches involved retail companies—Target, Home Depot, K-Mart, and the list goes on. … Continue Reading

Don’t be the Next Anthem

by ID Experts

Wireless

After Anthem Inc.’s most recent breach comprised more than 80 million customers’ information, 2015 is already shaping up to be the year of the healthcare data breach. Personal data incidents are on the rise and how an organization manages incident response affects their business risks and its brand. … Continue Reading

FTC Says Identity Theft Was the Number One Consumer Complaint in 2014

by Jim Malmberg

Definition of fraud

February 27, 2015 – The FTC has announced that identity theft was the number one consumer complaint received by the agency last year. That’s no real surprise because it has been the number one consumer complaint for 15 years now. But it may no longer be the fastest growing crime. Debt collection scams were the second largest consumer complaint of 2014; with 160,000 reported incidents. That’s 100,000 more than were reported in 2013. … Continue Reading

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There seems to always be a data breach in the headlines – so what’s the latest scam making news these days?

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