Health Plans, Laboratories, Health Departments Hit by Healthcare Data Breaches

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Healthcare data breaches continue to impact hospitals and health systems, but cyberattacks at health plans and specialty clinics are also increasing as threat actors set their sights on smaller and less obvious targets.

A recent report by Critical Insight found that cyberattacks targeted at health plans and third-party business associates increased last year, while attacks against healthcare providers dipped slightly.

Some of the most recent healthcare data breach disclosures, outlined below, exemplify the wide variety of organization types that are facing data breaches and cyberattacks.

Cytometry Specialists, also known as CSI Laboratories, began notifying patients...

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