Top 5 items threat actors seek in healthcare breaches

Sixty-two percent of healthcare executives indicated their organization experienced a cyberattack in the past 12 months, according to a survey by cybersecurity solutions provider Merlin International and the Ponemon Institute.

For the survey, the organizations asked 627 healthcare executives how their organizations are addressing challenges with cybersecurity.

Here are the top five items healthcare executives indicated threat actors targeted from their organizations.

1. Patient medical records: 77 percent

2. Patient billing information: 56 percent

3. Log-in credentials: 54 percent

4. Passwords and other authentication credentials to systems, servers or applications: 49 percent

5. Clinical trial and other research information: 45 percent

To access the "2018 Impact of Cyber Insecurity on Healthcare Organizations" survey, click here.

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