In the last five years, the number of data breaches in the medical sector has quadrupled. Last year, for the first time, the medical sector experienced more breaches than any other. It’s again on track to lead in 2014, according to the ID Theft Center. A decentralized U.S. health system, increasing digitization of records, and demand in the black market are fueling a surge in thefts.
What's behind the dramatic rise in medical identity theft?
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