Healthcare Accounts for 79 percent of All Reported Breaches, Attacks Rise 45 precent

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Cyberattacks against healthcare entities rose 45 percent since November, while the sector continues to be the most impacted overall and accounted for 79 percent of all reported data breaches during the first 10 months of 2020, according to reports from Check Point and Fortified Health Security.

Check Point’s research provides a much needed look at the biggest threats currently facing the sector. Shortly after the federal agency alert on the imminent ransomware threat facing healthcare providers, researchers observed a 45 percent increase in attacks—more than double the amount seen in other industries.

The threats include botnets, remote code execution, and DDoS attacks, with ransomware attacks seeing the biggest increase. Check Point stressed that the malware is the biggest threat facing healthcare providers.

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