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Forget Your Credit Card Details, Hackers Make 10 Times More Money From Stealing Your Medical Records

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Cyber criminals earn more than the common civilian. And they have found something better to hack then your credit cards, they can make ten times more money hacking someone’s medical information rather than their credit card details.

>The FBI has warned US health care providers of the new threat after a group of Chinese hackers stole personal information from 4.5 million patients after targeting the computer network of Community Health Systems Inc.

>Internet security experts believe the trillion US healthcare industry is a ripe target for cyber criminals because many health care providers use older computers with inadequate tools to protect the confidential information.

*Hospitals and health care providers are ‘easy targets’ according to experts
*Hackers make ten times more selling medical records than credit cards
*Chinese hackers recently stole 4.5 million medical records from US firm
*Hackers can steal thousands of dollars before irregularities are spotted

[SOURCE](http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769109/Forget-credit-card-details-hackers-make-money-stealing-medical-records.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline)

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