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.
Source: CBS News and Cyber Defense Magazine