The 10 Biggest Healthcare Data Breaches of 2020

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Cybersecurity proved to be a massive challenge for many in the healthcare sector in 2020 as providers worked to combat the COVID-19 crisis, while simultaneously being pummeled with targeted cyberattacks. These led to some of the biggest healthcare data breaches seen in recent years.

While the first half of the year saw a reduction in the number of reported incidents, active threats continued to plague the sector, from ransomware to insiders, which came to a head in September with a steady onslaught of ransomware attacks.

As previously noted to HealthITSecurity.com, the fewer number of reported incidents in the sector during the first half of the year did not, in any sense, mean hackers were forgoing targeted attacks.

Instead, threat actors worked to...

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