HIPAA Breach Report for July 2022

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The Paubox HIPAA Breach Report analyzes protected health information (PHI) breaches affecting 500 or more people as reported to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in June 2022.


This report covers:

HIPAA breaches ranked by people affected

Paubox HIPAA Breach Report [July 2022] - HIPAA breaches ranked by people affected - Bar Graph showing: Electronic Medical Record, Email, Network Server, Paper/films, Other, Other portable electronic device

Most common breaches by type

  • Network server breaches affected the most people in June 2022. 3,882,776 individuals had their data breached.
  • Other breaches were the second most common breach, with 1,343,311 people affected.
  • Electronic medical record breaches affected 512,254 people, the third most common breach type.

HIPAA breaches ranked by occurrence

Paubox HIPAA Breach Report [July 2022] - HIPAA breaches ranked by occurence - Bar Graph showing: Electronic Medical Record, Email, Network Server, Paper/films, Other, Other portable electronic device

Most common breach types

  • Network server was the most common attack vector in June 2022. There were 33 network server breaches.
  • Electronic medical record breaches were the second most common attack vector; 13 attacks via email were reported.
  • Email breaches were reported 11 times last month.

Year over year comparison

These charts compare the HIPAA data breach statistics from previous Paubox HIPAA Breach Reports (July 2018, July 2019July 2020, July 2021) with this month’s report.

HIPAA breaches ranked by people affected

Paubox HIPAA Breach Report [July 2022] - HIPAA breaches ranked by people affected - year over year comparison - Bar graph for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 for Desktop Computers, Electronic Medical Records, Email, Laptop, Network Server, Other, Other portable Electronic Device and Paper/FilmsWhat we observe

  • Network server, other and email breaches affected most people overall in June 2018-2022.
  • Network server breaches affected a total of 8,078,102 people in these months.
  • Other breaches affected 1,452,710 people, and email breaches affected 783,215.

HIPAA breaches ranked by occurrence

Paubox HIPAA Breach Report [July 2022] - HIPAA breaches ranked by occurence - year over year comparison - Bar graph for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 for Desktop Computers, Electronic Medical Records, Email, Laptop, Network Server, Other, Other portable Electronic Device and Paper/Films

What we observe

  • Network server, email and electronic medical record breach types were the most common attack vectors in June 2018-2022.
  • Network server breaches occurred 79 total times.
  • Email breaches occurred a total of 68 times, and electronic medical record types occurred 23 times.
  • The most significant number of email breaches happened in June 2020.

Takeaways

Network server breaches affected the most people in June 2022. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center had the most significant breach that affected 1,290,104 people. MCG Health, LLC had the second-largest breach that affected 793,283 people.

The yearly comparison shows that network server breaches were the most popular attack vectors for bad actors over the last five June months. Over 8 million total individuals had their data breached via 79 network server breaches during this time.

Full data

Click here to view the HHS’ raw data via Google Sheets.

About the Paubox HIPAA Breach Report

The Paubox HIPAA Breach Report analyzes recent PHI breaches that affected 500 or more individuals, as reported on the HHS Wall of Shame in June 2022.

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