Cybercrime in the healthcare industry is growing rapidly. Nearly 90% of all healthcare organizations have experienced one or more data breach in the past two years. This industry has suffered more breaches than any other industry in the last ten years, losing an estimated total of $6.2 billion. They are failing largely because they haven’t been securing their applications. When it comes to online security, the healthcare industry has been stuck in their ways, but this needs to change. They need to adapt with the times and become unpredictable, or we could see some life-threatening information get into the wrong hands.
When it comes to data theft in the healthcare industry, there are three areas that these thieves look for: medical records, billing and insurance records, and payment information. The hackers go mainly for medical records and are looking for the best way to sell this information to people. They are leveraging the information they have over social media to get more people interested in what they are selling. Medical records are still a little harder to sell than financial records, but experts believe that very soon, these hackers will be able to sell the information much more easily. This will …
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