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According to Protenus’ Health Care Breach Barometer, the Healthcare industry experienced a reported 31 data breach incidents during the first month of 2017.

A cyber attack launched against the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has left staff to declare an “internal emergency.”

Attackers targeting the healthcare industry has been a common trend over the past few years, with over 91 million records being compromised in the largest healthcare breaches to date: Premera & Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. 

Despite the string of prominent cyber-attacks on the health-care industry in the last year, healthcare providers still seem to be putting security on the back burner.

The United States government reportedly stored sensitive personal data on millions of people who purchased insurance through ObamaCare on a computer system with basic security flaws.

According to a report released this morning, the healthcare industry encounters 340% more security instances & attacks than the average industry.

According to research from Microsoft, medical databases that are used to store medical records are prone to information leakage, despite being encrypted.

The NHS has been forced to apologize after another insider data handling error led to the exposure of more than 3000 patient's details.

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Medical breaches

Interesting summary of healthcare data and patient confidentiality breaches from Sophos.

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