32 Million Patient Records Hacked In The H1 Of This Year

Over 32 Million patient records were hacked from January 2019 to June 2019. That is over 2 times the 15 Million medical records hacked in all of last year, claims Protenus (healthcare analytics firm). As per the firm, the number of revealed incidents increased to 285 in the H1 of 2019, and the venerable trend of minimum one health data hack daily display no hints of slowing down.

The 2019 Mid-Year Breach Barometer Report by Protenus discovered that 60% of all hacks were owing to breaching, comprising the single biggest breach. In that situation, attackers aimed at a medical collections organization and got the data of almost 20 Million patients, comprising those who had used Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. Their info was found on the dark web for sale.

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