Motives of U.S. health data breaches committed in 2017, by actor

This statistic depicts the percentage of health data breaches in the U.S. that were committed due to select motives in 2017, by actor. According to the survey, 90 percent of external data breaches were motivated by financial gain.

Percentage of U.S. health data breaches by actor and motive in 2017, by actor

InternalExternalPartner
Financial48%90%71%
Fun/curiosity31%4%14%
Convenience10%-14%
Grudge4%4%-
Espionage3%2%7%
All others3%2%-
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

base: 1,360 incidents

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide any information regarding percentage points exceeding 100 percent.

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