Most health information data breaches in the U.S. in recent years haven’t been the work of hackers but instead have been due to mistakes or security lapses inside healthcare organizations, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on 1,138 health data breaches affecting a total of 164 million patients from October 2009 through the end of 2017. Hackers got their hands on records for a total of 133.8 million patients in 233 separate incidents during the study period.
Read how employee mistakes and security lapses are more responsible for healthcare data breaches rather than sophisticated hackers on Reuters.
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