Recent data breaches involving health insurance giant Anthem Inc. and Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals that operates in 29 states, has patients on high alert their personal information may be compromised. So just what is the cost for thieves to obtain your personal data including banking information, personal health records and even your Facebook account details on the dark web?
A new report suggests thieves are willing to shell out $50 for health records on the black market. That’s per record. And that’s just scratching the surface.