Hackers target UK patient records
They frequently target the rich and powerful who they see as having most to lose, according to Professor Carsten Maple, a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council.
His warning came as the Sunday Express reveals that on average one patient a day has their medical records and personal data either lost or stolen.
Figures from the Information Commissioner for the second quarter of 2013 reveal 91 data health sector security breaches. Prof Maple said patients secretly battling “stigma”, diseases such as HIV and other sexual problems are vulnerable to blackmail.