Healthcare industry encompasses 34.4% of all breaches

The healthcare industry exposed the most records of any industry in 2016, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center's end-of-year data breach report.

Here are the results for five industries, ranked by prevalence of breaches in 2016.

  • Business: 45.3 percent of breaches, 15.5 percent of exposed records
  • Healthcare/medical: 34.5 percent of breaches, 43.6 percent of exposed records
  • Education: 9 percent of breaches, 2.9 percent of exposed records
  • Government/military: 6.6 percent of breaches, 37.9 percent of exposed records
  • Banking/credit/financial: 4.8 percent of breaches, 0.2 percent of exposed records

Click here to view more of the report's findings.

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