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FBI Issues Warning that Healthcare Records Are Now at Increased Risk of Being Hacked

by Jim Malmberg

MedicalData

May 7, 2014 – The FBI’s Cyber Division has issued a warning to healthcare providers that their records are at increased risk for hacking and being used to commit medical identity theft. The warning places the primary blame for this on the mandatory conversion from paper to electronic medical records which was codified into law as a part of the Affordable Care Act, and a lack of technical preparedness within the industry itself. … Continue Reading

Is Your Medical Device Putting You At Risk For Identity Theft?

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

Medical Identity Theft

Many of us use medical devices to monitor a variety of health issues—everything from sleep apnea to heart conditions—to help keep us safe and sound. What many of us don’t realize is that these devices make us more vulnerable to medical identity theft and healthcare fraud.
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Healthcare Records vulnerable to Criminals

by Robert Siciliano

MedicalData

Just about every kind of healthcare related entity—hospitals, rehab centers, pharma companies, insurance carriers and more—have been and continue to be compromised by cyber criminals. … Continue Reading

BYOD: Beware of Your Own Device—and the People Who Carry Them

by ID Experts

MedicalData

Mobile devices allow you to do amazing things: play Candy Crush Saga in a boring meeting, download your alma mater’s fight song, get the calorie count of the Costco-sized pizza you bought. … Continue Reading

Your Medical Identity Is As Valuable As Your Financial Identity

by ITRC

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By now, most consumers have at least heard of the dangers of identity theft. People may have even heard of the steps that are involved in trying to recover your good credit and your good name. … Continue Reading

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