Forget the Target Breach: Medical ID Theft Is Even Scarier

Identity Theft

Forget the Target Breach: Medical ID Theft Is Even Scarier

Forget the Target Breach: Medical ID Theft Is Even Scarier

If recent disclosures regarding the massive wave of breaches suffered by retailing icons Target, Neiman-Marcus and Sally Beauty haven’t scared you enough, try to wrap your brain around the new Ponemon Institute Patient Privacy and Data Security study. The study has found a 100% increase in criminal attacks on health care organizations since 2010. But if… Read More

Cyberattack Planned to Test Healthcare Security

Identity Theft

Cyberattack Planned to Test Healthcare Security

Cyberattack Planned to Test Healthcare Security

The healthcare industry is gearing up for a cyberattack campaign that promises to test companies’ ability to guard against data breach threats. The campaign will be launched by an unlikely source: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The healthcare industry is one of the most highly-targeted sectors, and the HHS is partnering with healthcare companies… Read More

Medical ID Theft Problem Only Getting Bigger

Identity Theft

Medical ID Theft Problem Only Getting Bigger

Medical ID Theft Problem Only Getting Bigger

These days, consumers may pay a lot of attention to the ways in which they face potential problems related to identity theft, such as credit card fraud or someone gaining access to their personal information. However, experts say medical identity theft is just as big a problem. Because more medical data is now being stored… Read More

Reader Question: What to Do When Your Wallet is Stolen

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Reader Question: What to Do When Your Wallet is Stolen

Reader Question: What to Do When Your Wallet is Stolen

A client of mine just called me. His wallet was stolen while he was in Las Vegas (maybe they did him a favor….kidding). Anyway, he does NOT have any credit cards, but I told him to contact the three bureaus and implement a security freeze or fraud alert on his accounts. It appears that it must be done in writing.

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