Infographic: Top 5 Health Data Breaches

Biggest Incidents Affected a Total of Over 17 Million
Infographic: Top 5 Health Data Breaches

News that Community Health Systems suffered a breach by a purported "advanced persistent threat group originating from China" that affected 4.5 million patients illustrates yet again the healthcare sector's vulnerability. This infographic from DataBreachToday takes a look at the top five data breaches impacting the U.S. healthcare sector in recent years.

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The largest reported healthcare breach involved the Defense Department's TRICARE healthcare program, which serves active-duty troops and their dependents, as well as military retirees. One of TRICARE's business associates, Science Applications International Corp., reported in 2011 that backup tapes containing information on about 4.9 million patients were stolen from the car of an SAIC employee who was responsible for transporting them between federal facilities.

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Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.

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