Thursday, March 31, 2011

Medical Identity Theft is a Growing Threat

George V. Hulme in CSO magazine suggests that criminals may be turning their focus to medical identity theft. He cites experts who claim there are a rising number of incidents where criminals steal medical credentials to obtain medical care, fraudulently bill for services, or sell to other criminals.
"While credit card data will earn a few dollars on the black market, medical and medical insurance account information can sell for hundreds." - Robbie Higgins, VP, security services, GlassHouse Technologies
For the complete article see - Medical identity theft a rising and significant threat
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Sources:
(a) Medical identity theft a rising and significant threat - CSO, March 2011

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