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Adam Levin discussed the rise of medical identity theft with Matthew Passy from Wall Street Journal Radio. Cybercriminals target millions of consumers’ medical records in order to use their Protected Health Information (PHI) or to sell it on the black market. Medical institutions and doctors offices with non-digitized or unencrypted files are a treasure trove for such identity thieves — and their successes could cause more than just economic turmoil. Consumers’ very lives could be on the line if an identity thief accesses and uses their medical and/or prescription history.

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