142 healthcare data breaches in Q2, 30% caused by repeat offenders

Healthcare IT News: The healthcare sector suffered 142 healthcare data breaches from April through June, impacting 3.14 million patient records – nearly three times the number reported in the first part of the year, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer.

What’s worse is that about 30 percent of those breaches were caused by repeat offenders from within the organizations. It highlights a continued issue facing the sector: Risk accumulates over time when proper education and reporting do not happen.

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