In April 2014, Community Health Systems was hacked and had customer data stolen. Then Anthem Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare insurance providers in the U.S., had a data breach that exposed the records of 80 million individuals. Last week, Premera Blue Cross each reported that 11 million subscribers were potentially exposed due to cyberattacks. What could these breaches be leading to?
Sure, the customers’ personal information can be used to commit identity theft and fraud, but that large amount of data could be used for larger cybercrimes. David B. Amsler, president and CIO of Foreground Security, believes it is a sign of a much larger campaign and the health insurance attacks are merely the first phase. Time can only tell if that were to be true, but in the meantime healthcare providers and all companies that collect personal info need to be diligent and on their guard. For a full article on this topic, click here:: Healthcare Breaches Like Premera First Stage of Bigger Attacks?