Millions Of Records Lost In 22 Major Health System Cybercrimes Over Past Year
Two surveys released this week find that hospitals must do a better job of guarding valuable health care data against hacking.
U.S. Healthcare Sector Vulnerable To Cybersecurity Attack
The U.S. health care industry has been hit with 22 major computer breaches since mid-2015 that have resulted in the loss of millions of patient records, says SecurityScorecard, a New York City firm that offers cybersecurity ratings and monitoring. Nearly two-thirds of the 27 largest hospitals in the United States are slow to install security patches to overcome cyber vulnerabilities, the company said in a report released Thursday. It was only one of two surveys released this week on the health care system and cybercrime. A second report, released by Intel Security’s McAfee Labs unit, underscored that stolen medical records are less valuable than stolen records from banks – but still valuable. (Johnson, 10/28)