In 2014 medical institutions and healthcare providers made up nearly a third of all data breaches, according to records from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
While attacks on financial services are slightly more prevalent, consumers should be much more concerned with getting their medical insurance or health records ripped off.
In the first place, banks tend to cover consumers in instances of fraud. Someone nabs your Visa card number and uses it to buy a round-trip ticket to Kazakhstan, and you’ll easily get those charges reversed — plus the bank will issue you a new card. But even in the worst case scenario, your personal well being isn’t threatened.
Not so with medical fraud.