Data Breach , Infographics

Update: Top 5 Health Data Breaches

Anthem Incident Likely the Largest in Healthcare Sector
Update: Top 5 Health Data Breaches

News that health insurer Anthem Inc. suffered a massive data breach after hackers gained access to a corporate database containing personal information illustrates yet again the healthcare sector's vulnerability.

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Joseph R. Swedish, president and CEO of Indianapolis, Ind.-based Anthem, says the organization was hit with a "very sophisticated external cyber attack" which gave the intruders unauthorized access to Anthem's IT system, resulting in the compromise of personal information of current and former customers and employees.

Here's an updated look at the sector's top five data breaches since the September 2009 enforcement of the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule.


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Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.




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