Study: Healthcare overtakes finance as most breached industry in 2022


Healthcare organizations were under attack more than ever by cybercriminals in 2022, overtaking finance as the most breached industry, according to the latest analysis from Kroll.

Healthcare accounted for 22 percent of the breaches analyzed in the newest update to Kroll’s “Data Breach Outlook,” compared to 16 percent in 2021. Finance fell to No. 2 on the list, accounting for 19 percent of breaches.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry has become particularly vulnerable to data breaches and increased frequency of cyberattacks. The study, however, noted the industry being most breached might not equate to the most concerned consumers. While healthcare suffered the largest proportion of incidents, the number of incoming calls related to breaches and consumers taking up identity protection were less than in the finance industry, according to the analysis.

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