Some 2.2 million current and former patients of cancer center 21st Century Oncology are being notified this month of a data breach that exposed their social security numbers, doctors names, diagnosis and treatment, and insurance information. The news comes on the heels of a high-profile ransomware attack against Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif., that held the hospital’s systems for ransom until Hollywood Presbyterian paid the $17,000 ransom.
Healthcare organizations suffer about one cyberattack per month on average as well as the loss or exposure of patient data, according to a new Ponemon Group report published last week. About 13% of healthcare organizations in the US dont know for sure how many attacks they have experienced, the report found.
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