Cyberattacks on the healthcare industry hit a new high According to the World Economic Forum WEF attacks on the industry have continued to increase since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Over the past year more than 50 million patient records were stolen a 24 increase from 2020.  This included social security numbers patient medical records financial records HIV test results and the private information of medical donors.
On average according to the WEF 155000 records are breached in an attack on the sector although the number can be far higher with some incidents exceeding 3 million records being breached. Mimecast's new report on email security in healthcare examines this vulnerability. Based on a global survey of 1400 information Whatsapp Mobile Number List technology and cybersecurity professionals including 254 18 from healthcare the report uncovers the cyber challenges facing the industry in the wake of the pandemic.
When asked how likely it was that their organization would be harmed by an email attack in 2022 77 of these CIOs CISOs and other healthcare IT leaders said it was likely very likely or simply inevitable may be. The guardians of valuable data Healthcare organizations are among the top targets of cybercriminals and foreign agents because they collect so much data that is of high value to malicious actors. For example stolen health data can be sold on the dark web for up to 10 times more than stolen credit card numbers.