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FBI warning now: Hackers target your medical records

It's no secret: Hackers are definitely after your personal information.

But not all info is created equal. You might think hackers are drooling over your credit card number. After all, with your payment info, they can buy anything online and resell it for cold, hard cash. Or what about your bank account data? Hackers could clean you out, in theory.

Don't get me wrong, hackers will take those things if they can get them. But there's one thing above all that they're after: your digital medical records.

Medical information is worth 10 times as much as your payment card info on the black market. Hackers are now frequently targeting hospitals, clinics, insurance companies and healthcare providers in high-profile cyberattacks. Very recently, we learned that Chinese hackers used the Heartbleed bug to steal 4.5 million records from a nationwide hospital operator.

Next page: Why are your medical records so valuable?
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