Report: Vast majority of data breaches reported to HHS occur among providers

MedCity News

Anuja Vaidya

A new report, from cybersecurity firm Fortified Health Security, shows that nearly 200 more data breaches occurred in the first 10 months of 2020 compared with the year prior — around 80% of which targeted providers. Providers are the most common targets for cyber criminals leveling attacks against the healthcare industry, with data breaches at provider organizations accounting for 79% of all those reported to the Department of Health and Human Services in the first 10 months of 2020, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Fortified Health Security. Though the Covid-19 pandemic grabbed most headlines in 2020, patient data breaches, hacking incidents and IT shutdowns continued, providing several cautionary tales for the healthcare industry. From the malware attack...

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