Data breaches fall 17 percent in August — Which healthcare provider was hit the worst?

HIPAA Journal released its monthly report detailing the amount of data breaches in August.

Here are the key takeaways:

1. August had 17.86 percent fewer data breaches than in July.

2. In August, 623,688 healthcare records were exposed or stolen.

3. Hacking was the No. 1 cause of data breaches in August, with 53.57 percent of data breaches stemming from hacking.

4. AU Medical Center was the healthcare provider most affected by data breaches in August, with 417,000 individuals hacked.

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