Hacking and IT incidents were the leading culprits of healthcare data breaches in 2021, increasing by 10% from the previous year, according to a new Critical Insight report. In total, there were 500 incidents tied to hacking last year, compared with 455 in 2020. The breach tally in 2019 nearly reached 2021’s total with 42.37 million records compromised. A recent Fortified Health Security report confirms these statistics.
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