Security breaches cost the US healthcare system $6 billion each year
Cyber attacks targeting the US healthcare system now cost the country roughly $6 billion per year. The uptick is directly related to organized crime units shifting their attention from financial firms and large retailers to healthcare providers.
According to a report from Bloomberg, attacks against healthcare providers have more than doubled over the last half decade. Even more troubling is the fact that nearly 90 percent of providers have been hit with an attack over the past two years alone. The average data breach is said to cost a hospital $2.1 million.