From Protenus, with whom DataBreaches.net collaborates in compiling monthly statistics for health data breaches:
The number of breached records reported in August totals an unsettling 8,804,608. While this total does not exceed the staggering 11 million records we reported in June, it once again demonstrates that PHI breaches continue to be a huge problem for a wide array of institutions.
Although insider events were more prevalent than external incidents like hacking and ransomware, 7 of the hacking/malware/ransomware incidents accounted for 91% of breached records for the month.
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