11 million patient record breaches make June worst month for informati
The number of healthcare security attacks continues to grow with breaches of over 11 million patient records in June, more than any other month this year, according to a report from security firm Protenus and DataBreaches.net
The June breaches totaled 11,061,649 patient records, representing 23 of 29 incidents for which exact numbers were available. Most of the breaches are attributable to a single hack that included a large insurer database (10.3 million records).
“The impact and rate of breaches illustrate how vulnerable the healthcare industry remains, as well as the need to proactively protect patient privacy and data with new technologies,” the report said.