Although hacker attacks have dominated headlines in recent months, a snapshot of the federal tally of major health data breaches shows that stolen unencrypted devices continue to be a common breach cause, although these incidents usually affect far fewer patients.
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As of June 23, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' "wall of shame" website of health data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals showed 1,251 incidents affecting nearly 134.9 million individuals.
Those totals have grown from 1,213 breaches affecting 133.2 million individuals in an April 29 snapshot . . . Read more: http://bit.ly/1BAy0sw