66% of healthcare data breaches caused by hackers, HHS data shows

Becker's Hospital Review

Katie Adams

So far this year, healthcare organizations nationwide have reported to HHS a collective total of about 13.7 million individuals being affected by data breaches.

Here is a breakdown of the 349 data breaches healthcare organizations reported to HHS in 2020 by type of incident:

Hacking/IT incident: 232 entries (66 percent)

Unauthorized access/disclosure: 73 entries (21 percent)...

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