December was one of the busiest months for health data breach disclosures

While you are eagerly awaiting the release of Protenus’s annual review of 2017 health data breaches, I thought I’d mention that December closed the year out with a bang with 52 possible breaches being disclosed. Only June, 2017 (with 53 reports) exceeded December. Of the 52 entries, 20 were hacking incidents and 17 were insider incidents.  Ransomware was specifically mentioned in nine of the incidents.

Not all of these incidents were reported on, so you may seem some unfamiliar listings below. If you don’t see an incident below that you think should have been included, keep in mind that sometimes this site reports or include an incident weeks or months before other outlets or resources reports it.

For some incidents, I was unable to obtain additional details about their submissions to HHS.

In alphabetical order, with links to some coverage if you want to know more:

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  1. Anonymous - January 22, 2018

    Great job of compiling & reporting!

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