The information comes from figures released from IBM’s X-Force Thread Intelligence Index, which shows that healthcare cyberattacks peaked in 2015. It’s still a major target, but as larger organizations are increasing their security, attacks have turned to smaller ones. There are still a lot of attacks, but because smaller organizations are being hit, the number of compromised records from 88% from 2015 to 2016. (Though, to be fair, hackers hit a pretty big payload with the 80 million breached records in one massive attack on Anthem.)
The good news: cyberattacks on healthcare organizations have dropped. The bad news: cybercriminals have a new target.