Ten Health Organizations Slammed by Cyber Breaches
Last year, the FBI released a private notice to the healthcare industry warning providers that their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other industries, according to Reuters. The notice reportedly stated, "The healthcare industry is not as resilient to cyber intrusions compared to financial and retail sectors, therefore the possibilities of increased cyber intrusions is likely."
Considering the recent outbreak of major breaches affecting the industry, it appears that those concerns were warranted. The healthcare industry accounted for 43% of major data breaches reported in 2014, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. While 2015 data are not yet available, the steady stream of cybersecurity breaches has continued, and many organizations have already reported major breaches. Here are 10 recent victims.