Healthcare Data Breach Statistics - Latest Data for 2022 (2022)

We have compiled healthcare data breach statistics from October 2009, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights first started publishing summaries of healthcare data breaches on its website, until June 30, 2022.

The healthcare data breach statistics below only include data breaches of 500 or more records that have been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), as details of smaller breaches are not made public by OCR. The breaches include closed cases and breaches still being investigated by OCR for potential HIPAA violations.

Our healthcare data breach statistics clearly show there has been an upward trend in data breaches over the past 10 years, with 2021 seeing more data breaches reported than any other year since records first started being published by OCR.

There have also been notable changes over the years in the main causes of breaches. The loss/theft of healthcare records and electronic protected health information dominated the breach reports between 2009 and 2015. Better policies and procedures and the use of encryption have helped reduce these easily preventable breaches. Our healthcare data breach statistics show the main causes of healthcare data breaches are now hacking/IT incidents, with unauthorized access/disclosure incidents also commonplace.

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Healthcare Data Breaches by Year

Between 2009 and 2021, 4,419 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records have been reported to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights. Those breaches have resulted in the loss, theft, exposure, or impermissible disclosure of 314,063,186 healthcare records. That equates to more than 94.63% of the 2021 population of the United States. In 2018, healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were being reported at a rate of around 1 per day. Fast forward 4 years and the rate has doubled. In 2021, an average of 1.95 healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records were reported each day.

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Healthcare Records Exposed by Year

Healthcare Data Breach Statistics - Latest Data for 2022 (2)There has been a general upward trend in the number of records exposed each year, with a massive increase in 2015. 2015 was the worst year in history for breached healthcare records with more than 113.27 million records exposed, stolen, or impermissibly disclosed. 2015 was particularly bad due to three massive data breaches at health plans: Anthem Inc, Premera Blue Cross, and Excellus.

Average/Median Healthcare Data Breach Size by Year

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Largest Healthcare Data Breaches (2009-2022)

RankName of Covered EntityYearCovered Entity TypeIndividuals AffectedType of Breach
1Anthem Inc.2015Health Plan78,800,000Hacking/IT Incident
2American Medical Collection Agency2019Business Associate26,059,725Hacking/IT Incident
3Premera Blue Cross2015Health Plan11,000,000Hacking/IT Incident
4Excellus Health Plan, Inc.2015Health Plan10,000,000Hacking/IT Incident
5Science Applications International Corporation (SA2011Business Associate4,900,000Loss
6University of California, Los Angeles Health2015Healthcare Provider4,500,000Hacking/IT Incident
7Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporations2014Business Associate4,500,000Hacking/IT Incident
8Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, d/b/a Advocate Medical Group2013Healthcare Provider4,029,530Theft
9Medical Informatics Engineering2015Business Associate3,900,000Hacking/IT Incident
10Banner Health2016Healthcare Provider3,620,000Hacking/IT Incident
11Florida Healthy Kids Corporation2021Health Plan3,500,000Hacking/IT Incident
12Trinity Health2020Business Associate3,320,726Hacking/IT Incident
13Newkirk Products, Inc.2016Business Associate3,466,120Hacking/IT Incident
1420/20 Eye Care Network, Inc2021Business Associate3,253,822Hacking/IT Incident
15Dominion Dental Services, Inc., Dominion National Insurance Company, and Dominion Dental Services USA, Inc.2019Health Plan2,964,778Hacking/IT Incident
16AccuDoc Solutions, Inc.2018Business Associate2,652,537Hacking/IT Incident
17Forefront Dermatology, S.C.2021Healthcare Provider2,413,553Hacking/IT Incident
1821st Century Oncology2016Healthcare Provider2,213,597Hacking/IT Incident
19Shields Health Care Group, Inc.2022Business Associate2,000,000Hacking/IT Incident
20Xerox State Healthcare, LLC2014Business Associate2,000,000Unauthorized Access/Disclosure
21IBM2011Business Associate1,900,000Unknown
22Dental Care Alliance, LLC2021Business Associate1,723,375Hacking/IT Incident
23GRM Information Management Services2011Business Associate1,700,000Theft
24NEC Networks, LLC d/b/a CaptureRx2021Business Associate1,656,569Hacking/IT Incident
25Inmediata Health Group, Corp.2019Healthcare Clearing House1,565,338Unauthorized Access/Disclosure

These figures are calculated based on the reporting entity. When a data breach occurs at a business associate, it may be reported by each affected covered entity rather than the business associate, or the business associate may report the breach, with certain covered entities choosing to report the breach themselves. For instance, in 2022, The electronic health record provider, Eye Care Leaders, suffered a ransomware attack. Each covered entity reported the breach separately. HIPAA Journal has tracked the breach reports and at least 39 HIPAA-covered entities are known to have been affected, and the records of more than 3.09 million individuals was exposed. Similarly, a major data breach occurred at American Medical Collection Agency in 2019 that was reported by each covered entity, rather than AMCA. That breach affected more than 25 million individuals. Certain business associate data breaches will therefore not be accurately reflected in the above table.

Healthcare Hacking Incidents by Year

Our healthcare data breach statistics show hacking is now the leading cause of healthcare data breaches, although it should be noted that healthcare organizations are now much better at detecting hacking incidents. The low number of hacking/IT incidents in the earlier years could be partially due to the failure to detect hacking incidents and malware infections. Many of the hacking incidents between 2014-2018 occurred many months, and in some cases years, before they were detected.

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Unauthorized Access/Disclosures by Year

As with hacking, healthcare organizations are getting better at detecting insider breaches and reporting those breaches to the Office for Civil Rights. These incidents consist of errors by employees, negligence, and acts by malicious insiders. The number of reported breaches appears to have now plateaued.

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Loss/Theft of PHI and Unencrypted ePHI by Year

Our healthcare data breach statistics show that HIPAA-covered entities and business associates have gotten significantly better at protecting healthcare records with administrative, physical, and technical controls such as encryption, although unencrypted laptops and other electronic devices are still being left unsecured in vehicles and locations accessible by the public. Many of these theft/loss incidents involve paper records, which can equally result in the exposure of large amounts of patient information.

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Improper Disposal of PHI/ePHI by Year

HIPAA requires healthcare data, whether in physical or electronic form, to be permanently destroyed when no longer required. The improper disposal of PHI is a relatively infrequent breach cause and typically involves paper records that have not been sent for shredding or have been abandoned.

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Healthcare Data Breaches by HIPAA-Regulated Entity Type

Listed below are the healthcare data breaches of 500 or more records by the entity that reported the breaches. It should be noted that data breaches at business associated may be self-reported, but could be reported by each affected covered entity. The number of data breaches at business associates has been increasing, even not taking this reporting discrepancy into account. The table below shows the data breaches by the reporting entity.

YearHealthcare ProviderHealth PlanBusiness AssociateHealthcare ClearinghouseTotal
20091413018
201013421440199
201113419451199
201215523401219
201319120642277
201419641770314
201519561140270
201625651220329
201728552210358
201827353420368
201939859532512
202049770732642
2021515104932714
202224942562347
Total3,492617647104,766

OCR Settlements and Fines for HIPAA Violations

The penalties for HIPAA violations can be severe. Multi-million-dollar fines are possible when violations have been allowed to persist for several years or when there is systemic noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules.

The penalty structure for HIPAA violations is detailed in the infographic below. These figures are adjusted annually for inflation.

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OCR Settlements and Fines Over the Years

Further information on HIPAA fines and settlements can be viewed on our HIPAA violation fines page, which details all HIPAA violation fines imposed by OCR between 2008 and 2021. As the graph below shows, HIPAA enforcement activity has steadily increased over the past 14 years. The major rise in HIPAA violation penalties in 2020 was largely due to a new enforcement initiative by OCR targeting non-compliance with the HIPAA Right of Access – the right of patients to access and obtain a copy of their healthcare data. 11 settlements were reached with healthcare providers in 2020 to resolve cases where patients were not given timely access to their medical records, and in 2021 all but two of the 14 penalties were for HIPAA Right of Access violations.

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How Much Has OCR Fined HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates?

In addition to an increase in fines and settlements, penalty amounts increased considerably between 2015 and 2018. In 2018, the largest ever financial penalty for HIPAA violations was paid by Anthem Inc to resolve potential violations of the HIPAA Security Rule that were discovered by OCR during the investigation of its 78.8 million record data breach in 2015. Anthem paid $16 million to settle the case. In 2020, Premera Blue Cross settled potential violations of the HIPAA Rules and paid a $6,850,000 penalty to resolve its 2015 data breach of the PHI of almost 10.5 million individuals, and in 2021 a $5,000,000 settlement was agreed upon with Excellus Health Plan to resolve HIPAA violations identified that contributed to its 2015 data breach of the PHI of almost 9.4 million individuals.

While large financial penalties are still imposed to resolve HIPAA violations, the trend has been for smaller penalties to be issued in recent years, with those penalties imposed on healthcare organizations of all sizes.

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It was expected that 2018 would see fewer fines for HIPAA-covered entities than in the past two years due to HHS budget cuts, but that did not prove not to be the case. 2018 was a record-breaking year for HIPAA fines and settlements, beating the previous record of $23,505,300 set in 2016 by 22%. OCR received payments totaling $28,683,400 in 2018 from HIPAA-covered entities and business associates who had violated HIPAA Rules and 2020 saw a major increase in enforcement activity with 19 settlements. The number of financial penalties reduced in 2021; however, 2022 has seen penalties increase, with 17 penalties announced by OCR so far in 2022.

OCR Penalties for HIPAA Violations (2008-August 2022)

YearCovered EntityAmountPenalty Type
2022New England Dermatology and Laser Center$300,640Settlement
2022ACPM Podiatry$100,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2022Memorial Hermann Health System$240,000Settlement
2022Southwest Surgical Associates$65,000Settlement
2022Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation$55,000Settlement
2022MelroseWakefield Healthcare$55,000Settlement
2022Erie County Medical Center Corporation$50,000Settlement
2022Fallbrook Family Health Center$30,000Settlement
2022Associated Retina Specialists$22,500Settlement
2022Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat$20,000Settlement
2022Lawrence Bell, Jr. D.D.S$5,000Settlement
2022Danbury Psychiatric Consultants$3,500Settlement
2022Oklahoma State University – Center for Health Sciences$875,000Settlement
2022Dr. Brockley$30,000Settlement
2022Jacob & Associates$28,000Settlement
2022Dr. U. Phillip Igbinadolor, D.M.D. & Associates, P.A.$50,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2022Northcutt Dental-Fairhope$62,500Settlement
2021Advanced Spine & Pain Management$32,150Settlement
2021Denver Retina Center$30,000Settlement
2021Dr. Robert Glaser$100,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2021Rainrock Treatment Center LLC (dba monte Nido Rainrock)$160,000Settlement
2021Wake Health Medical Group$10,000Settlement
2021Children’s Hospital & Medical Center$80,000Settlement
2021The Diabetes, Endocrinology & Lipidology Center, Inc.$5,000Settlement
2021AEON Clinical Laboratories (Peachstate)$25,000Settlement
2021Village Plastic Surgery$30,000Settlement
2021Arbour Hospital$65,000Settlement
2021Sharpe Healthcare$70,000Settlement
2021Renown Health$75,000Settlement
2021Excellus Health Plan$5,100,000Settlement
2021Banner Health$200,000Settlement
2020Peter Wrobel, M.D., P.C., dba Elite Primary Care$36,000Settlement
2020University of Cincinnati Medical Center$65,000Settlement
2020Dr. Rajendra Bhayani$15,000Settlement
2020Riverside Psychiatric Medical Group$25,000Settlement
2020City of New Haven, CT$202,400Settlement
2020Aetna$1,000,000Settlement
2020NY Spine$100,000Settlement
2020Dignity Health, dba St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center$160,000Settlement
2020Premera Blue Cross$6,850,000Settlement
2020CHSPSC LLC$2,300,000Settlement
2020Athens Orthopedic Clinic PA$1,500,000Settlement
2020Housing Works, Inc.$38,000Settlement
2020All Inclusive Medical Services, Inc.$15,000Settlement
2020Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services$70,000Settlement
2020King MD$3,500Settlement
2020Wise Psychiatry, PC$10,000Settlement
2020Lifespan Health System Affiliated Covered Entity$1,040,000Settlement
2020Metropolitan Community Health Services dba Agape Health Services$25,000Settlement
2020Steven A. Porter, M.D$100,000Settlement
2019Jackson Health System$2,154,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2019Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services$1,600,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2019University of Rochester Medical Center$3,000,000Settlement
2019Touchstone Medical imaging$3,000,000Settlement
2019Sentara Hospitals$2,175,000Settlement
2019Medical Informatics Engineering$100,000Settlement
2019Korunda Medical, LLC$85,000Settlement
2019Bayfront Health St. Petersburg$85,000Settlement
2019West Georgia Ambulance$65,000Settlement
2019Elite Dental Associates$10,000Settlement
2018*University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center$4,348,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2018Anthem Inc$16,000,000Settlement
2018Fresenius Medical Care North America$3,500,000Settlement
2018Massachusetts General Hospital$515,000Settlement
2018Brigham and Women’s Hospital$384,000Settlement
2018Boston Medical Center$100,000Settlement
2018Filefax, Inc.$100,000Settlement
2017Children’s Medical Center of Dallas$3,200,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2017Memorial Healthcare System$5,500,000Settlement
2017Cardionet$2,500,000Settlement
2017Memorial Hermann Health System$2,400,000Settlement
201721st Century Oncology$2,300,000Settlement
2017MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico$2,200,000Settlement
2017Presense Health$475,000Settlement
2017Metro Community Provider Network$400,000Settlement
2017St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center Inc.$387,000Settlement
2017The Center for Children’s Digestive Health$31,000Settlement
2016Lincare, Inc.$239,800Civil Monetary Penalty
2016Advocate Health Care Network$5,550,000Settlement
2016Feinstein Institute for Medical Research$3,900,000Settlement
2016University of Mississippi Medical Center$2,750,000Settlement
2016Oregon Health & Science University$2,700,000Settlement
2016New York Presbyterian Hospital$2,200,000Settlement
2016St. Joseph Health$2,140,500Settlement
2016North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota$1,550,000Settlement
2016Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A. of North Carolina$750,000Settlement
2016University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)$650,000Settlement
2016Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia$650,000Settlement
2016Care New England Health System$400,000Settlement
2016Complete P.T., Pool & Land Physical Therapy, Inc.$25,000Settlement
2015Triple S Management Corporation$3,500,000Settlement
2015Lahey Hospital and Medical Center$850,000Settlement
2015University of Washington Medicine$750,000Settlement
2015Cancer Care Group, P.C.$750,000Settlement
2015St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center$218,400Settlement
2015Cornell Prescription Pharmacy$125,000Settlement
2014New York and Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University$4,800,000Settlement
2014Concentra Health Services$1,725,220Settlement
2014Parkview Health System, Inc.$800,000Settlement
2014QCA Health Plan, Inc., of Arkansas$250,000Settlement
2014Skagit County, Washington$215,000Settlement
2014Anchorage Community Mental Health Services$150,000Settlement
2013WellPoint$1,700,000Settlement
2013Affinity Health Plan, Inc.$1,215,780Settlement
2013Idaho State University$400,000Settlement
2013Shasta Regional Medical Center$275,000Settlement
2013Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C.$150,000Settlement
2012Alaska DHSS$1,700,000Settlement
2012Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates, Inc.$1,500,000Settlement
2012Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee$1,500,000Settlement
2012Phoenix Cardiac Surgery$100,000Settlement
2012The Hospice of Northern Idaho$50,000Settlement
2011Cignet Health of Prince George’s County$4,300,000Civil Monetary Penalty
2011General Hospital Corp. & Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Inc.$1,000,000Settlement
2011University of California at Los Angeles Health System$865,500Settlement
2010Rite Aid Corporation$1,000,000Settlement
2010Management Services Organization Washington Inc.$35,000Settlement
2009CVS Pharmacy Inc.$2,250,000Settlement
2008Providence Health & Services$100,000Settlement

*In 2021, following an appeal, the civil monetary penalty imposed on the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights was vacated.

State Attorneys General HIPAA Fines and Other Financial Penalties for Healthcare Organizations

State attorneys general can bring actions against HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates for violations of the HIPAA Rules. Penalties range from $100 per HIPAA violation up to a maximum of $25,000 per violation category, per year.

Only a handful of U.S. states have imposed penalties for HIPAA violations; however, that changed in 2019 when many state Attorneys General started participating in multistate actions against HIPAA-covered entities and business associates that experienced major data breaches and were found not to be in compliance with the HIPAA Rules.

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The penalties detailed below have been imposed by state attorneys general for HIPAA violations and violations of state laws. It is common for penalties to be imposed solely for violations of state laws, even though there are corresponding HIPAA violations.

Attorneys General HIPAA Fines(2008-July 2022)

YearStateCovered EntityAmount
2022New YorkEyeMed Vision Care$600,000
2021New JerseyRegional Cancer Care Associates (Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC, RCCA MSO LLC, and RCCA MD LLC)$425,000
2021New JerseyRegional Cancer Care Associates (Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC, RCCA MSO LLC, and RCCA MD LLC)$425,000
2021New JerseyDiamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause$495,000
2021MultistateAmerican Medical Collection Agency$21 million (suspended)
2020MultistateCHSPSC LLC$5,000,000
2020MultistateAnthem Inc.$39.5 million
2020CaliforniaAnthem Inc.$8.7 million
2019MultistatePremera Blue Cross$10,000,000
2019MultistateMedical Informatics Engineering$900,000
2019CaliforniaAetna$935,000
2018MassachusettsMcLean Hospital$75,000
2018New JerseyEmblemHealth$100,000
2018New JerseyBest Transcription Medical$200,000
2018ConnecticutAetna$99,959
2018New JerseyAetna$365,211.59
2018District of ColumbiaAetna$175,000
2018MassachusettsUMass Memorial Medical Group / UMass Memorial Medical Center$230,000
2018New YorkArc of Erie County$200,000
2018New JerseyVirtua Medical Group$417,816
2018New YorkEmblemHealth$575,000
2018New YorkAetna$1,150,000
2017CaliforniaCottage Health System$2,000,000
2017MassachusettsMulti-State Billing Services$100,000
2017New JerseyHorizon Healthcare Services Inc.,$1,100,000
2017VermontSAManage USA, Inc.$264,000
2017New YorkCoPilot Provider Support Services, Inc$130,000
2015New YorkUniversity of Rochester Medical Center$15,000
2015ConnecticutHartford Hospital/ EMC Corporation$90,000
2014MassachusettsWomen & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island$150,000
2014MassachusettsBoston Children’s Hospital$40,000
2014MassachusettsBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center$100,000
2013MassachusettsGoldthwait Associates$140,000
2012MNAccretiveHealth$2,500,000
2012MassachusettsSouth Shore Hospital$750,000
2011VermontHealth Net Inc.$55,000
2011IndianaWellPoint Inc.$100,000
2010ConnecticutHealth Net Inc.$250,000

Healthcare Data Breach Statistics FAQs

How does the number of data breaches in the healthcare sector compare with other sectors?

An analysis of data breaches recorded on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse database between 2015 and 2019 showed that 76.59% of all recorded data breaches were in the healthcare sector. This implies the healthcare sector recorded three times as many data breaches as the education, finance, retail, and government sectors combined.

Why are there so many more data breaches in the healthcare sector than in other sectors?

Healthcare data is more valuable on the black market than financial data because financial data is shut down quickly before cybercriminals can make use of it, whereas healthcare data can be used to commit identity theft for much longer. Additionally, organizations in the healthcare sector tend to have larger databases – making them more attractive targets.

It is also the case that organizations in the healthcare sector have stricter breach notification requirements than in other sectors. Certain types of breaches (i.e., ransomware attacks) have to be reported even if it cannot be established data has been compromised. The increasing number of recent ransomware attacks may have influenced the healthcare data breach statistics.

Why has the average HIPAA penalty decreased since 2018 despite increases in the number of breaches and median breach size?

Since 2019, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been running a right of access initiative to clamp down on providers who fail to provide patients with access to their PHI within the thirty days allowed. Because penalties for right of access failures are less than for high volume data breaches, this has resulted in a decrease in the average HIPAA penalty in recent years.

If a healthcare professional discloses PHI without authorization, is this included in the healthcare data breach statistics?

Because the healthcare data breach statistics are compiled from breaches involving 500 or more records, individual unauthorized disclosures of PHI are not included in the figures. However, if the unauthorized disclosure is investigated by OCR and found to be attributable to willful neglect, any subsequent fines will be included in the settlement statistics.

How can healthcare organizations mitigate data breaches?

There are multiple steps healthcare organizations can take to mitigate data breaches. The most effective step is to encrypt protected health information to render it unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable in the event of a ransomware attack. This will ensure data is not compromised and the attack will not have to be reported to the Office for Civil Rights.

Other steps include implementing two-factor authentication on privileged accounts to mitigate the consequences of credential theft, running checks on all storage volumes (cloud and on-premises) to ensure appropriate permissions are applied, checking network connections for unauthorized open ports, and eliminating Shadow IT environments developed as workarounds,

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FAQs

Was there a data breach in 2022? ›

The most recent known data breach came to light on August 25, when a report detailed an extended phishing campaign on the part of the 0ktapus hacker group. This ongoing series of attacks has already compromised over 130 companies, including Cloudflare, Doordash, and Twilio.

What are the recent data breaches? ›

Recent Data Breaches in the News
  • DoorDash Data Breach Exposed Some Personal Customer Data. ...
  • Hackers may have breached medical billing records of nearly 1 million CNY patients. ...
  • Twilio hackers breached over 130 organizations during months-long hacking spree. ...
  • Plex warns users to reset passwords after a data breach.

How many healthcare systems have been hacked? ›

Each covered entity reported the breach separately. HIPAA Journal has tracked the breach reports and at least 39 HIPAA-covered entities are known to have been affected, and the records of more than 3.09 million individuals was exposed.

What is the largest data breach to date? ›

Data breached: 3 billion user accounts

According to data breach statistics, the largest data breach in history is the one that Yahoo! suffered for several years. Not only is it the biggest breach according to the number of affected users, but it also feels like the most massive one because of all the headlines.

What company recently got hacked? ›

DoorDash hit by data breach linked to Twilio hackers

In a blog post shared with TechCrunch ahead of its publication at market close, DoorDash said malicious hackers stole credentials from employees of a third-party vendor that were then used to gain access to some of DoorDash's internal tools.

Did Netflix have a data breach? ›

The most recent Netflix data breach happened in October 2021, when a Netflix employee leaked commercially sensitive company data in protest of Dave Chappelle's special, The Closer.

What company just got hacked in 2022? ›

In April of 2022, Ronin reported that they were hacked for $540 Million. Not only did they lose that money, but they also had to reimburse their customers for the amount they lost. This is the second biggest crypto hack of all time, and is sure to not be the last.

What are the most hacked websites? ›

Top 10 Data Breaches of All Time [Infographic]
  • 1. Yahoo – 3,000,000,000 records lost. ...
  • River City Media – 1,370,000,000 records lost. ...
  • Aadhaar – 1,100,000,000 records lost. ...
  • Spambot – 711,000,000 records lost. ...
  • 5. Facebook – 533,000,000 records lost. ...
  • Syniverse – 500,000,000 records lost. ...
  • 7. Yahoo – 500,000,000 records lost.
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Who is responsible for most of the recent PII data breaches? ›

Data Security Operations Personnel

Personnel who manage IT security operations on a day-to-day basis are the most likely to make mistakes that result in a data breach. According to a 2014 report, 95 percent of all cyber security incidents occur as a result of human error.

What is the most common cause of healthcare data breaches? ›

In December 2021, most healthcare data breaches in the United States happened as a result of hacking or IT-related incidents. The number of such cases was 46 in the examined month. The next most common cause for data breaches was unauthorized access or disclosure, in 5 cases.

How many hospitals have been hacked 2021? ›

In 2020 and 2021, there were at least 168 ransomware attacks affecting 1,763 clinics, hospitals and health care organizations in the U.S., according to Brett Callow, a threat analyst for cybersecurity company Emsisoft.

How many data breaches were there in the health care industry in the most recent year? ›

Last year, 493 providers reported a data breach, down by about 4% from 515 in 2020. Hacking/IT incidents continue to be the most common cause of breaches with an increase of 10% in 2021.

Which company had the largest breach? ›

In October 2017, Yahoo's parent company Verizon revised the estimate upwards, stating that all three billion user accounts had been affected, confirming it as the biggest data breach to date.

What type of information is the most frequently exposed in a data breach? ›

Common data breach exposures include personal information, such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and healthcare histories, as well as corporate information, such as customer lists and source code.

What country has the most data breaches? ›

These countries are:
  • The United States of America (212.4M).
  • Iran (156.1M).
  • India (86.6M).
  • Russia (27M).
  • France (24.6M).
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What are the top 3 biggest data breaches so far in 2021? ›

The biggest data breaches of 2021
  • Comcast (1.5 billion)
  • Brazilian resident data leak (660 million)
  • Facebook (533 million)
  • LinkedIn (500 million)
  • Bykea (400 million)
Jan 20, 2022

Who suffered the biggest data breach in 2021? ›

6. LinkedIn Data Breach (2021) Data associated with 700 million LinkedIn users was posted for sale in a Dark Web forum on June 2021. This exposure impacted 92% of the total LinkedIn user base of 756 million users.

What is the biggest cyber crime? ›

Major Cases
  • A Byte Out of History: $10 Million Hack. A Russian's hacking of a U.S. bank in 1994 may have been the first online bank robbery. ...
  • Botnet Operation Disabled. ...
  • Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down. ...
  • International Cyber Ring That Infected Millions of Computers Dismantled. ...
  • Melissa Virus. ...
  • Morris Worm. ...
  • Operation Innocent Images.

Was there a data breach at T Mobile? ›

The breach affected 76.6 million people in the United States, according to the company. It exposed highly sensitive data, including customers' first and last names, Social Security numbers and driver's license information.

Has there been a Google breach? ›

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