April 2020

Graphic: depicting electronic health records being hacked and put up from sale on the dark web; Electronic Health Record by Bold Yellow, Download by Gregor Cresnar, Web Money by Pravin Unagar, hacker by karina from the Noun Project
April 02, 2020

Justin Hull, Jordan Selzer MD, Andrew Meltzer MD

Imagine receiving a phone call or email notifying you that your most personal information such as your medical history, medications, social security number and much more has been stolen. Now imagine you are only one of 79 million people who received this notification. This scenario is not hypothetical; it was the largest medical data breach to date. In 2014, the health insurance company Anthem suffered a massive cybersecurity attack, compromising the health information of millions of individuals.