Question: Why Are Stolen Health Records Worth 10 Times More Than Stolen Credit Cards On The Black Market?

From CSO:

“Cyber criminals are now going after health care records because they hold up to ten times more value on the black market over simple credit card numbers,” said Carl Wright, general manager at San Mateo, Calif.-based TrapX.

Electronic health record information can be used for billing scams that go as high as the value of the health insurance policy, to purchase prescription drugs for resale on the black market, and also for run-of-the-mill identity theft.

A good question for students to research online:  How can you protect your financial records?