CBS News Exclusive: Hackers are stealing millions of medical records – and selling them on the dark web

As health care providers store patients’ medical records digitally, some have left their files vulnerable to being exposed – and even sold on the black market, or the internet’s dark web. One victim of medical identity theft showed us just how much damage that could do.

“It was quite a tumultuous decade of a mess,” Brandon Reagin told CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.

So how easy is it for criminals to get hold of these patient files? We asked cybersecurity expert Gary Miliefsky.

“Took me a few seconds,” Miliefsky said after searching for records on the dark web.

“Yeah, literally like three seconds,” Werner said.

Read the full story, here, at CBS News.

Source:  CBS News and Cyber Defense Magazine

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