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Cyber Attacks on Health Care Up 136% Last Year

Summary of article from Medical Economics, by Grace Koennecke:

In 2023, the US experienced a significant rise in data breaches, with 3,205 incidents reported, marking a 78% increase from 2022. The healthcare industry saw a 136% increase in data breaches, affecting 56 million individuals, while the financial services sector experienced a 177% rise, impacting 61 million people. The Identify Theft Resource Center recommends the healthcare sector adopt stronger breach notice laws and improve vendor due diligence to mitigate cyber threats.