by Hannah Trum Senior Marketing Specialist
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HIPAA Breach Report for November 2020

by Hannah Trum Senior Marketing Specialist

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The Paubox Breach Report analyzed HIPAA breach reporting submitted to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in October to analyze the types of breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more people.

This report will cover:



HIPAA Breaches Ranked by People Affected

Top Three Breach Types:

  • Network Server breaches ranked first (like the previous 4 months), with 786,328 people affected.
  • “Other” attack vector types ranked second, with 196,600 people affected.
  • Email breaches ranked third, with 179,883 people affected.

HIPAA Breaches Ranked by Occurrence

The Most Common

  • Network server and email breaches are the most common attack vector types this month, with 20 breaches each in October.
  • Paper/Films is the third most common attack vector with 4 breaches.

Takeaways

Network servers and email are the top contributing attack vectors for data breaches in October. Network servers continue to affect more people in total than any other type.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services had the largest breach in October, with 193,223 people affected via “other” attack vectors.

Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System had the second-largest breach, with 118,874 people affected. This breach was via a network server.

Full Data

Click here to view the raw data via Google Sheets.

About the Paubox HIPAA Breach Report

The Paubox HIPAA Breach Report analyzes breaches that affected 500 or more individuals, as reported in the HHS Wall of Shame in October 2020.