33% of third-party data breaches in 2021 targeted healthcare orgs

Security Magazine

Despite cybersecurity prioritization following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry was the most common victim of attacks caused by third parties, accounting for 33% of incidents last year.

Black Kite's Third-Party Breach Report examined the impact of third-party cyber breaches in 2021, finding that ransomware was the most common attack method behind third-party breaches in 2021, initiating more than one out of four incidents analyzed. Following ransomware in frequency were unauthorized network access (15%) and unsecured servers and databases (12%).

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