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Hackers are coming for your healthcare records -- here’s why

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    Data stolen from a bank quickly becomes useless once the breach is discovered and passcodes are changed. But data from the healthcare industry, which includes both personal identities and medical histories, can live a lifetime.

    Cyberattacks will cost hospitals more than $305 billion over the next five years and one in 13 patients will have their data compromised by a hack, according to industry consultancy Accenture.

    [​IMG] Accenture

    And a study by the Brookings Institution predicts that one in four data breaches this year will hit the healthcare industry.

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