Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association Aims to Curb Medical ID Theft
Medical Identity Fraud Alliance debut a sign of the times as attackers set sights on valuable patient insurance and other health records
The new Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), whose other founders include the Consumer Federation of America, the National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association, and ID Experts, is aimed at combating medical ID theft by getting together key players and establishing solutions and best practices, technologies, research, as well as educating and helping empower consumers to better protect their increasingly targeted health information. MIFA will also provide a venue for information- and attack intelligence-sharing.
The FBI and U.S. Secret Service will participate in a liaison capacity with MIFA, and the alliance has reached out to both the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. Read full story on Dark Reading
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