Healthcare cyberattacks up 63% in 2016: 5 things to know

Cyberattacks in the healthcare industry have increased year-over-year, according to a report by cybersecurity company TrapX.

Here are five things to know:

1. TrapX identifies two trends: medical device hijacks and ransomware.

2. The company names Phoenix-based Banner Health's breach, which impacted 3.62 million individuals, the number one healthcare cyberattack this year.

3. Although the number of cyberattacks increased this past year, the number of data records breached actually decreased. In 2015, there were 111,812,172 data records breached in 57 major cyberattacks. In 2016, there were 12,057,759 data records breached in 93 major cyberattacks.

4. This jump in cyberattacks represents a 63 percent growth in major data breaches.

5. When considering all major HIPAA data breaches in 2016, cyberattackers completed 31.42 percent of the attacks. This proportion compares to 21.11 percent in 2015 and 9.77 percent in 2014.

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