Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Almost 50% ID Thefts Are Medical Info

Medical-related identity theft accounted for 43% of all US identity thefts in 2013. That is greater than ID thefts involving banking and finance, the government and the military, or education, according to a survey by the Identity Theft Resource Center.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports the medical records of between 27.8 million and 67.7 million people have been breached since 2009.

"If modern technology has ushered in a plague of identity theft, one particular strain of the disease has emerged as most virulent: medical identity theft.." - USA Today
Some hospitals rely on the honor system and training to deter staff breaches of patients' confidential medical information. Organizations seeking proactive detection of data privacy breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services for to audit every user, not just a sample of users.
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Sources:
(a) SOURCE_TITLE - www.USAtoday.com, 02/07/2014

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