Health Sector Most Targeted by Hackers, Breach Costs Rise to $17.76B

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

ForgeRock’s annual consumer identity breach report found the healthcare sector was the most targeted by hackers in 2019, which has continued into 2020. And its 382 data breaches cost the sector more than $2.45 billion.

The healthcare sector was the most targeted by hackers and cyberattacks in 2019. And its 382 data breaches cost the sector more than $17.76B billion, according to ForgeRock’s 2019 Consumer Breach Report.

The healthcare sector accounted for 45 percent of data breaches in 2019, followed by the banking, insurance, and financial sector at 12 percent. Researchers calculated the $17.76B spent on data breaches amounted to about $429 per breached patient record, up 5.14 percent from 2018.

ForgeRock researchers analyzed the data breaches affecting...

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