Security Experts Warn 2015 Could Be The Year Of Health Care Hacking
Meanwhile, in Connecticut, lawmakers offered a proposal in response to the recent Anthem data breach that would require health insurers in the state to encrypt client information.
Experts Warn 2015 Could Be 'Year Of The Healthcare Hack'
Security experts are warning healthcare and insurance companies that 2015 will be the "Year of the Healthcare Hack," as cybercriminals are increasingly attracted to troves of personal information held by U.S. insurers and hospitals that command high prices on the underground market. ... Stolen healthcare data can be used to fraudulently obtain medical services and prescriptions as well as to commit identity theft and other financial crimes, according to security experts. Criminals can also use stolen data to build more convincing profiles of users, boosting the success of scams. (Humer and Finkle, 2/11)
Anthem Breach Prompts CT Lawmakers To Demand Encryption
The Democratic leaders of the Connecticut Senate responded Wednesday to the Anthem data breach by proposing that insurers selling health plans in the state be required to encrypt Social Security numbers and other client information. (Pazniokas, 2/11)