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15 million patient records breached in 2018, says Protenus 2019 Breach Barometer

According to the Protenus 2019 Breach Barometer, fifteen million patient records were breached during 503 healthcare data breaches in 2018.

The primary concern is that in 2017, 5.6 million patient records were breached as compared to the 15 million reported last year.

As per the records, hacking incidents have shown a steady rise since 2016.

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According to the Protenus 2019 Breach Barometer, fifteen million patient records were breached during 503 healthcare data breaches in 2018. This amount is nearly triple the number of reported incidents from the previous year.

Protenus reported to the Department of Health and Human Services, media, or other sources after analyzing the breaches. The researchers had data for 417 of the 503 violations. It was found that the number of breached slightly increased from the 477 that was reported in 2017. The primary concern is that in 2017, 5.6 million patient records were breached as compared to the 15 million reported last year. An increase in the number of impacted records from the 1.2 million reported in the first quarter, to 6.3 million reported in the fourth quarter.15 million patient records breached in 2018, says Protenus 2019 Breach Barometer 15 million patient records breached in 2018, says Protenus 2019 Breach Barometer On Phishing Attacks and the Companies That are Targeted the Most

The most significant incident was of The Atrium Health breach, with 2.65 million impacted records. June had the highest number of disclosed breaches with 51 incidents, followed by 50 reported incidents in both October and May.
As per the records, hacking incidents have shown a steady rise since 2016.