1 in 3 data breaches target healthcare, report finds

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

Data breaches on the Colonial Pipeline and meat-processing company JBS have brought nationwide attention to cyberattacks. Yet 34 percent of data breaches are concentrated in the healthcare industry, according to a June 7 report by software company ForgeRock.

Three report findings:

The U.S. experienced the highest costs from data breaches in the world in 2020, with the average breach costing $8.64 million and a total of 1.48 billion records exposed. The healthcare industry had the highest cost per compromised record at $474.

Phishing accounted for 25 percent of all breaches, and ransomware accounted for...

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