Healthcare: An Easy Target for Cyber Criminals

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Target, Sony and JP Morgan are all major companies recently hit by cyber-attacks that rippled through the economy.  The latest is Anthem, the second largest health-insurer in the United States — with 80 million customers — past and present, including defense contractors and government employees.  Medical records are treasure troves for identity thieves.  Anthem didn't encrypt them — and didn't have to under federal law.  The private sector is on its own against state-sponsored hackers like China's so-called "Deep Panda."  Can Washington provide needed protection without further violating personal privacy?