Healthcare data breaches hit new highs in 2023

January 25, 2024


Imagine after purchasing a car the salesperson slaps the hood and says there’s a 40% chance in the coming year that an unauthorized person will gain access to it or just outright steal the car.

Now imagine the car is an individual’s healthcare data.

In 2023, almost 133 million individuals were affected by healthcare data breaches in which their information was stolen or otherwise exposed. That number is equivalent to about 40% of the total U.S. population at the end of 2023. And it’s more than double the number in 2022.

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