Number of compromised records falls
During 2017, 3,442,748 records were reported compromised, a substantial decrease from the 13,425,263 records compromised in 2016. However, hackers were diversifying their attacks against a broader mix of healthcare entities in 2017. In 2015 and 2016, cyber criminals were targeting huge organizations such as
Anthem, Premera Blue Cross, Banner Health and Newkirk Products. “This low-hanging fruit has to some extent been harvested, and attackers are now increasingly turning attention to the broader mix of healthcare entities,” the organization says.