Monday, July 14, 2014

No, really? Electronic medical records might be... bad?

Say it ain't so, Politico!

America's medical records systems are flirting with disaster, say the experts who monitor crime in cyberspace. A hack that exposes the medical and financial records of hundreds of thousands of patients is coming, they say — it's only a matter of when.

As health data become increasingly digital and the use of electronic health records booms, thieves see patient records in a vulnerable health care system as attractive bait, according to experts interviewed by POLITICO. On the black market, a full identity profile contained in a single record can bring as much as $500.

Yeah, Bad Guys might hack them like they hacked Target stores. Like they say in America, no shit Sherlock!

This is in addition to the entirely -legal- snooping of government officials rummaging through your medical records for things they might find of interest.

The Phantom

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