February 2021 Healthcare Data Breach Report

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The was a 40.63% increase in reported data breaches of 500 or more healthcare records in February 2021. 45 data breaches were reported to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights by healthcare providers, health plans and their business associates in February, the majority of which were hacking incidents.

After two consecutive months where more than 4 million records were breached each month there was a 72.35% fall in...

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