Re: Heartbleed (was ... Re: My fellow (Debian) Linux users ...)
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On 04/16/2014 10:36 AM, Bill Wood wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-04-16 at 09:01 -0400, shawn wilson wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM, John Hasler
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> . . .
>>> What is medical identity theft?
> Theft of patient identity information, usually for the purpose of
> insurance fraud.
>> I'd also be interested seeing the proof for the claim (I think
>> he means medical data breaches but IDK anyone has disclosed that
> My brother was heavily involved in bringing hospitals into HIPAA
> compliance after the Act was implemented in, I think, 1996. He
> subsequently consulted for the state government and hospital
> systems defining security and privacy policies and conducting
> audits until his retirement a few years ago. He told me yesterday
> (U.S. CDT) about the sharp rise in patient identity theft in recent
> years. His comment was that ID theft occurred more often as 1-1
> cases than as massive breaches like the recent Target exploits.
> Apparently the goal is usually to obtain health services and
> prescriptions from another person's insurance. The consequences of
> the corruption of the victim's medical records can be devastating.
More info here:
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