May 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. May was another [...]

2022-06-24T16:31:59-04:00June 22nd, 2022|

April 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. A shower of [...]

2022-05-20T16:54:27-04:00May 13th, 2022|

March 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. Cybercriminals hit a [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:30-04:00April 4th, 2022|

February 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. While February is considered the month of romance, hackers [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:33-04:00March 9th, 2022|

January 2022 Healthcare Breach Report

Each month, we review healthcare breaches to determine the leading cause and how the incidents could have been prevented. We do so by examining the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) online breach portal. The OCR publicly posts healthcare breaches that affected 500 or more patients to ensure that all affected patients know their information could have been potentially compromised. In January 2022, there were 50 large-scale breaches reported [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:35-04:00February 24th, 2022|

2.38 Million Patients Affected by December 2021 Healthcare Breaches

The holiday season is generally slow for most businesses, but that’s not the case for the hacking industry. Hackers unusually ramp up their efforts during the holidays as more people are shopping online. With this, there is an increase in exploitations through phishing attempts, such as when an email seemingly contains a tracking link that is really a malicious link. This contributed to the thirty-five large-scale December 2021 [...]

2022-05-13T16:18:18-04:00January 4th, 2022|

2.2 Million Patients Affected by 2021 November Healthcare Breaches

Each month, we publish our monthly breach report in which we examine the previous month’s breaches, and determine the leading cause behind them. In November 2021, there were 64 large-scale healthcare breaches, affecting a total of 2,289,046 patients. The majority of 2021 November healthcare breaches were classified as hacking or IT incidents (52 incidents, representing 98.24% of the patients affected). More details are discussed below. 2021 November Healthcare [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:47-04:00December 9th, 2021|

2.8 Million Patients Affected by 2021 October Healthcare Breaches

October was Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but that didn’t stop healthcare breaches from surging with 2,817,162 patients affected by breaches last month. The vast majority of 2021 October healthcare breaches were hacking incidents targeting healthcare providers. There were a total of 49 healthcare breaches listed on the OCR breach portal in October: Type of entity breached 37 healthcare providers reported incidents (2,261,319 patients, 80.27% of total patients affected) 6 [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:51-04:00November 9th, 2021|

2021 September OCR Breach Reporting: 1.2 Million Patients Compromised

When a healthcare breach affects 500 or more patients, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) publicly posts the details of the breach on their online breach portal. In September 2021, the OCR posted 38 large-scale breaches on their portal, affecting 1,198,975 patients. More details regarding September OCR breach reporting are discussed below. September OCR Breach Reporting and Hacking September’s OCR breach reporting revealed that the majority of the [...]

2022-05-06T14:43:56-04:00October 6th, 2021|

5.1 Million Patients Affected August 2021 Healthcare Breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) publicly posts breaches affecting 500 or more patients to their online breach portal, known as the “HIPAA Wall of Shame.” In August 2021, there were 38 breaches posted on the portal, affecting 5,120,289 patients. August 2021 healthcare breaches predominantly consisted of hacking incidents affecting healthcare providers, with 4,656,453 patients affected by hacking incidents [...]

2022-05-06T14:43:57-04:00September 14th, 2021|