Medical identity theft is the biggest area within the fastest growing crime of identity theft. It is far more lucrative to steal someone's medical insurance information than their credit card data. Credit card info might get you five bucks on the black market, but good medical insurance data is worth hundreds.
Worse, the costs to clean up medical identity theft AVERAGE more than $20,000. Sadly, most people—even including those who have already been scammed in this manner—still don't do much to protect themselves.
While this problem may never be completely solved, we can take some solace in the good news that browsers, including up-and-comer Maxthon, are getting more secure.
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