Rising healthcare breaches driven by hacking and unsecured servers

2020 was a bad year for healthcare organizations in the U.S., which had to deal with a record-high number of cybersecurity incidents on the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hacking and IT incidents affected the industry to a larger extent last year, accounting for more than 67% of all breaches and exposed the personal data of tens of millions of individuals.

Bitglass found that the count of healthcare breaches reported in 2020 increased to 599, a jump of more than 50% compared to the previous year (386).

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Source: Bleeping Computer