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Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer.

Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, as well as research from the site DataBreaches.net. In all, 37 breaches were reported last month. This means 2017’s security trend remained true for October: At least one breach occurs in the healthcare sector each day.

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