The real victim in health data breaches? Patients’ medical identities

Hackers can perform synthetic identify theft long after a cybersecurity event by piecing together data to conduct medical and insurance fraud. Data breaches are happening everywhere these days, not just in healthcare. But the healthcare industry has its own set of problems when it comes to the aftermath of a security incident: unknown impact and the rise in medical fraud.Its a rampant problem, and its not talked about enough, said Chris Bowen, ClearDATA founder and chief privacy and security officer. There are victims out there, and it can take years to clean up after the mess. They have to take a lot of time to correct that record. But where do you go to correct it?

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