According to the American multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM (International Business Machines) reported that over 100 million healthcare customer records were stolen last year by the hackers.
Hackers Switched Their Attention To The Financial Sector Of Health Organization
As the study was done by the American multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM (International Business Machines), cyber criminals or hackers began to switch their attention from banks to the financial sector of medical facilities. According to the report, “2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, last year Health Organization took the first place in the number of cyber attacks”.
The report, “2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index and presents data about the security threats collected in the period from 1st January to 31st December 2015 with 8 thousand security threats and there are more than 100 countries who has IBM client devices. 5 of 8 major attacks since 2010 occurred in the first half of 2015. In total, more than 100 million records of the health system users have been kidnapped in the past year.
health care customer records are relevant and reliable for many years and therefore they are highly valued among hackers. Credit card information, social security numbers, email addresses, health information and information about the profession which can be used by hackers for fraudulent purposes and for identity theft.
According to the American multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM (International Business Machines) experts, the list of companies most often exposed to the cyber attacks in 2015, healthcare organizations are in the first place. This is followed by the industrial enterprises, banks, government agencies and transportation companies. Financial institutions previously occupied the first place among the favorite victims of hackers in 2015 were in the third position by switching attention to intruders on the health and industry sector.
Reducing the number of cyber attacks also contributed to the improvement of the protection systems of banks and according to the American multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM (International Business Machines) 60% of cyber attacks in the past year have been carried out by insiders with access to the system.