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Medical Identity Theft

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You

Adam Levin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint at the Federal Trade Commission last year. So far in 2015, the data breach problem that drives so many identity-related crimes has gotten worse. The massive compromises at Anthem and Premera alone put a combined 91 million records in harm's way.

Finding a Cure for Medical Identity Theft

Joe Ross | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
Joe Ross

As we head into the final stretch of 2014, large-scale financial and retail breaches are top-of-mind for many of us, especially as we get ready for holiday shopping. But here is another type of identity theft that all consumers should be aware of and begin to monitor for -- medical identity theft.

Don't Fall Prey to Medical Identity Theft

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Besides its high cost (an estimated 1.8 million victims paid more than $12 billion in related expenses in 2013), medical ID theft can have deadly consequences as well.

Medical Identity Theft: Does The Health Care Industry Think It's Too Big for Its Breaches?

Adam Levin | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

A study has found a 100 percent increase in criminal attacks on health care organizations since 2010. But if that weren't enough, they also found something far more disturbing.

4 Things Your Doctor Doesn't Need to Know

Adam Levin | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Adam Levin

Doctors are bound by the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm and while they may be very good, or even the best, at what they do, the continuing parade of breach announcements in the health care area is a clear indication that many haven't a clue when it comes to information security.

Medical Identity Theft: Ins and Outs

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.26.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Medical identity theft is the deadliest form of identity theft--and I say this without hyperbole or exaggeration. When financial gain is the general m...

Why Your Medical Records Are No Longer Safe

Michael Gregg | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Michael Gregg

How many times have your medical records been illegally accessed? It's a scary thought, but one that many of us will have to get used to unless big changes are made in the healthcare industry.

Cybergeddon or Cybersanity? Identity Theft in 2013

Adam Levin | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

In the coming weeks, as we've seen every year for the past six, there will be endless reports detailing the digital dangers and identity threats lurking in every corner of our highly networked universe. But to what end?

Medical Identity Theft Is A Fast-Growing Crime

New York Times | WALECIA KONRAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Brandon Sharp, a 37-year-old manager at an oil and gas company in Houston, has never had any real health problems and, luckily, he has never stepped f...