The top 5 ways cybercriminals execute healthcare breaches

Almost half of healthcare breaches are executed using an undisclosed attack type, according to an IBM Managed Security Services Threat Research report.

The report, which covers security trends in the healthcare industry, notes that the plurality (47.27 percent) of healthcare breaches have an undisclosed attack type. An organization may have failed to disclose the type of attack because they were in the process of investigating or could not determine the type of attack at the time the breach went public.

Here are the five most frequently identified attack types in healthcare, based on an IBM Security review of recent incidents.

  • Physical: 18.18 percent
  • Malware: 10.91 percent
  • Phishing: 10.91 percent
  • Misconfiguration: 7.27 percent
  • SQL Injection: 3.64 percent

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

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