Last week CareFirst BlueCross, BlueShield reported a data breach that had been in existence for over 10 months, according to an article on CSOonline.com. Here’s an excerpt:
“Health care companies have often been more willing to accept those risks because of a mistaken belief that ‘the hackers are after credit card numbers, not electronic health records,” commented John Pescatore, director of emerging trends at SANS Institute, during an interview earlier this month with CSO Online.
The reality is the exact opposite.
Healthcare data is extremely valuable to criminals, as it can be re-packaged and sold for a number of different criminal campaigns.
Read the whole article here.
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