Large-scale cyberattacks account for 98% of breached health records

Last year in the United States, more than 111 million individuals' data was breached due to a hack or IT incident, according to the Bitglass 2016 Healthcare Breach Report.

The majority of healthcare records leaked (98 percent) in 2015 were compromised due to large-scale cyberattacks. In 2015, there were 56 breaches due to hacking or IT incidents, compared to 31 in 2014.

"The 80 percent increase in data breach hacks in 2015 makes it clear that hackers are targeting healthcare with large-scale attacks affecting one in three Americans," said Nat Kausik, CEO of Bitglass. "As the IoT revolution compounds the problem with real-time patient data, healthcare organizations must embrace innovative data security technologies to meet security and compliance requirements."

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