Yeah if you want easy and fast access you'd just break in and steal the paper records. Or you can also just steal the paper records from an unlocked van.
If you have physical access to those same offices you could can easily steal their paper records. Most such offices have horrendous physical security.
During high school and college I worked in the medical records department of a mid-size hospital. It would have been trivially easy to tamper with or even photocopy and walk out with patient records.
How exactly are paper records any more secure? I've gone into a number of clinics and doctor's offices were the only "security" of their medical records is an easily broken into cabinet.
The key difference was/is that without the government mandate it would have happened as medical care providers found it economically valuable.
3: Just wanton screwing around with medical records. If someone took a million records and just changed stuff like what meds people were allergic to and what conditions they have, it would render the whole database poisoned. Doing that, a hacker could utterly destroy and shutter a hospital, and wherever the tainted medical records went to. Of course, just the threat of this will get payouts in the tens of millions. Remember, it just takes one zero in a medicine dose to go from therapeutic to lethal in a lot of cases.
You do realize that people can already do that with paper records as well right? There's also much less effort involved.
Yeah, no one can possibly sneak in and steal paper records! Unpossible!
You act as if disgruntled (ex-)employees have never done such a thing before. You would be wrong.
How would it not? Having means and motive does not make you guilty, though. A subtlety missed by many.
Are you just intentional dense? Using monkey as a slur against blacks is centuries and centuries old.
So is Obama your first exposure to a politician?
And with all honesty, I'm really curious how much flack the NSA will receive now that Sony was put into the dark ages by one of the least connected countries in the world.
Hopefully a lot. Had they been focusing on such foreign threats rather than warrantless, blanket surveillance of US citizens they might have been able to prevent it.
And as for the analyst who was spying on her spouse, she's damn lucky she got a slap on the wrist. She could have gotten much, much worse for that.
You honestly think that what she did is an isolated incident? Did you miss the LOVEINT fiasco? And that's just what is reported publicly.
This has got to be some of the laziest trolling ever.
This is gonna make cold fjord's head explode. He'll have to work overtime in this thread doing his damage control shilling.