Healthcare DIVE April 11, 2019
- Healthcare again led all industries in cybersecurity breaches in 2018, claiming a quarter of the more than 750 incidents reported, BakerHostetler’s latest Data Security Incident Response Report shows.
- Health information was the second most at-risk type of data in cyber incidents, making up fully a third of potentially compromised records. Social Security numbers were the most at risk at 37%. More than half (55%) of all incidents involved insider error or activity, according to the report.
- Separately, Springfield, Massachusetts-based Baystate Health notified some 12,000 patients that a Feb. 7 phishing attack may have exposed their health information and the Veterans Health Administration alerted 4,882 veterans treated at its Martinsburg, West Virginia, medical center that personal information may have been inadvertently mailed to other...