Texas Attracts Most Health Care Data Hacks But It Is Fighting Back

Because Texas has a large population and a large number of hospitals, the state ranks high among health care cyber attacks.

By Paul FlahiveApril 8, 2019 10:00 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

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 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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