The number of patients affected by medical identity theft increased nearly 22 percent in the last year, an increase of nearly half a million victims since 2013.
The healthcare sector is ill-prepared for the new cyberage.
Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, which has reported a massive data breach earlier this month, has finally come out with a more definite number of affected individuals: 78.8 million.
As more details about the Anthem data breach come to light, sources close to the investigation say that Chinese state-sponsored hackers might be behind the attack.
At the heart of HIPAA lies a set of core security tenets for which every affected organization is responsible.
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