Hackers are searching for their new targets and have landed on the health industry. People of all ages are using Mhealth, fitness tracking devices and wearables to improve their health but aren’t realizing that the personal information they share on those platforms aren’t as secure as you’d think.
While many people see high-profile data breaches in the news like The Office of Personnel and Ashley Madison, they still don’t take the appropriate actions to protect themselves. Each generation approaches and cares about cyber security differently. According to Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, Baby Boomers are said to be the most-tech savvy and are the least likely to get hacked. Millennials apparently throw caution to the wind and don’t care about the personal information being shared. Personal health information is starting to resonate with millennials because it goes beyond stolen credit card or social security, it is now personal.
What each age group doesn’t realize though is that there are hardly any regulated security measures in place for the health technology they frequently use. This means that all of that sensitive information that you would not like to go public can and will be leaked. The following infographic created by Medisafe illustrates the how healthcare data breaches are becoming one of the fastest growing security threats for consumers.