The impact of data breaches in October

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More than one healthcare data breach was reported every day in October, according to the HIPAA Journal.

Three key details:

1. In October, 661,830 records were exposed or stolen from a total of 52 breaches.

2. The largest breach in October affected 152,000 patients of the Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, and was the result of a ransomware attack.

3. Ohio was the state affected by the most data breaches with four total, followed by two in Virginia, Arkansas, Florida, New Mexico, South Carolina, Maryland and Louisiana.

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