Report: First half of 2021 sees massive spike in number of data breach victims

Provider organizations accounted for 73% of all data breaches reported to the HHS in the first six months of 2021, impacting about 22.7 million individuals overall, a new report shows. This represents a 185% jump in individuals affected compared to the same period last year.
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More than 22 million people have been affected by healthcare data breaches in 2021 so far — a jump of about 185% from the same period last year, according to a new report.

Released by Fortified Health Security, a healthcare cybersecurity service provider, the report includes data from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights.

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