Texas Medical Network Attracts Most Healthcare Data Hacks But It Is Fighting Back

Paul Flahive reports:

Cyber criminals stole the health records of more than 9 million Americans last year, according to data from U.S. Health and Human Services. The data collected includes breaches from hospitals, health insurers and other health organizations covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which makes breaches public when they affect more than 500 people.

Texas has led the country in total hacking breaches reported to HIPPA (sic) for four of the past five years. The state also ranked high in total number of records stolen, with more than 1.4 million individuals’ records stolen since 2014.

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