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FBI warns healthcare sector vulnerable to cyber attacks

The FBI’s perspective on Healthcare security? –  Vulnerable.  Why should you care?  Because, according to the FBI, healthcare data is far more valuable to hackers on the black market than credit card numbers because it tends to contain details that can be used to access bank accounts or obtain prescriptions for controlled substances.  Cyber criminals are getting paid $20 for health insurance credentials on some underground markets compared to $1 to $2 for U.S. credit card numbers.

Many doctors that manage their HIPAA security initiatives have expressed a laissez faire attitude toward security compliance.  I think it’s because they don’t understand their vulnerability.  But a series of reports published over the past year have urged healthcare providers to boost security.

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