Antiquated security in the health care industry is making the Chinese hackers shift their eyes off of credit hacking to medical record hacking. They also get up to 10x’s more for medical records vs. credit cards. The typical medical record with name, birth date, policy number, diagnosis, and billing info goes for $10.00.
Credit cards have a finite time period in which the card expires. Either the card owner calls in or the bank notices fraudulent activity. But, with medical records, it can take much longer time period. The industry is trying new medical anti-fraud technology but it will take some time for adoption.