Would you be surprised to learn that, according to the healthcare and technology website Healthline, 44% of data breaches in the United States involved data theft or data loss from hospitals and private medical practices? If recent events are any indication, it seems that hostile entities targeting this type of private data — data that can be used to steal identities — are only becoming more common.
Even so, many healthcare providers think that such a thing can never happen to them, only realizing their mistake when it’s too late. If you’re one of the many who blow off smart security practices, here are just a few of the biggest American medical data breaches to show you just how bad things can get.
Four of the Biggest Medical Data Breaches in American History