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Healthcare data hacking could lead to identity thefts

When a healthcare company is hacked, criminals gain access not only to health information, but also to demographic and financial data that could compromise patients’ privacy and financial security, researchers from the Michigan State and Johns Hopkins report.

Theft of medical data may not affect patients much because there isn’t a big market for it, said the study’s lead author, Xuefeng Jiang, a professor of accounting and information systems at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Full article: Healthcare data hacking could lead to identity thefts – Reuters

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