Health care organizations need to proactively protect themselves and their employees because if there is a breach, their employees and patients could both be victims. Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative about obtaining […]

There are other dangers you should know about. Here’s how to protect yourself. If you’ve placed a security freeze on your credit reports at Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, and Innovis, that will help prevent fraudsters from opening new credit accounts in […]

Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them. “Criminals are […]

Just because you freeze your file does not mean you are out of risk. Last week, Equifax announced a staggering data breach that has impacted 143 million Americans. This is considered the worst theft of consumer data in American history. […]

Medical records are valued at 20 to 50 times more than financial identities on the black market. Medical identity theft is on the rise. Medical records are a hot target for hackers because, according to the FBI, medical identities are […]

Health care organizations have increasingly become the target of hackers. The data breach of Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, was among the major headlines of 2015. The breach, which exposed private data of as many as 78.8 million customers, […]

By hacking an insurance company or hospital, criminals can access all of your sensitive information in one fell swoop. This year is already on track to topple 2016’s record-breaking 1,093 data breaches. In the first six months of 2017, 791 […]

Medical identity theft is on the rise and hackers are being more creative about obtaining personal medical information. In fact, a recent study by researchers at Michigan State University found nearly 1,800 incidences of large data breaches in patient information […]

Having your Social Security number removed from your Medicare card helps fight medical identity theft. Changes are coming to your Medicare card. By April 2019, your card will be replaced with one that no longer shows your Social Security number. […]

New research suggests that your personal health information may be at higher risk of exposure in certain types of hospitals. But there are steps you can take to secure your info. You may never have considered whether your preferred hospital […]