We hear a lot of genuine concern about the growing number and sophistication of hacker attacks. But based on the information contained in this report, the sad truth is that our own government's security policies -- or lack thereof -- have put us all at risk.
While frequent data breaches may have desensitized some consumers to identity theft, it's still important to pay attention to early warning signs your info is being used illegally, no matter how creative, silly or transparent a scam may seem.
The U.S. government needs to be certain that our response to the genuine and massive threat of cyber attacks is not as bureaucratic and fractious as everything else that goes on in Washington these days.
Since 2009, 15 million patient records have been purloined, "mislaid," or otherwise compromised. Even if your data does not get posted on a public website, lots of people can see how much prescriptions you've been taking.