Attacks On Healthcare Sector Are On The Rise


David Balaban

According to Bitglass, a US-based provider of threat protection services, the number of reported healthcare breaches reached 599 in 2020, a 55.1% spike compared to 2019. Hacking and IT incidents accounted for the vast majority of these incidents, exposing personally identifiable information of more than 24 million individuals.

Medical facilities in California were hit the most, with the number of incidents totaling 49. Texas, with 43 breaches, ranked second in this unsettling rating. The statistic was slightly lower for...

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