90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

CNN Money, August 21, 2014

No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care. Recent data shows 90% of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data — or had it stolen — in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute. The medical industry faces more data breaches than the military and banking sectors combined. As of last week, the medical industry has been slammed with 204 incidents this year, nearly half of the major breaches so far. It has lost 2.1 million records. And that doesn't even count the 4.5 million names and Social Security numbers taken from Community Health Systems' computer network in a major hack that was revealed on Monday.


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