Majority of Breached Records in October From Insider Error Incidents

What are the findings from the latest Protenus Breach Barometer report, compiled by DataBreaches.net? Insider error incidents continue to be a problem in the world of healthcare cybersecurity.

  • There were 37 total breach incidents reported to HHS or disclosed to the media in October
  • 246,246 patient records were affected
  • Various culprits behind the incidents in October
  • Hacking accounted for 13 of the 37 incidents
  • Insiders were responsible for 11 incidents
  • Insider error events alone made up about 65 percent of all 246,246 breached patient records
  • Twenty-nine of the 37 October breaches involved a healthcare

Read on for more statistics on the October data breaches.