Most impactful types of successful healthcare data breaches worldwide 2018

This statistic depicts the most impactful types of successful data breaches among healthcare payers and providers, according to a survey conducted in 15 countries in February 2018. According to the survey, internal attacks were reported as being most impactful by 66 percent of respondents.

Percentage of healthcare payers and providers worldwide that reported select types of data breaches as being most impactful as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Internal attack66%
Hacker attack63%
Accidentally published information56%
Legacy infrastructure that is challenging to secure40%
Configuration error that affected security30%
Lost/stolen media27%
Lost/stolen computer17%
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Release date

April 2018



Survey time period

February 2018

Number of respondents

202 respondents

Special properties

healthcare payers and providers in 15 countries

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Among the successful breaches, please indicate which of the following causes had the greatest impact on your organization. (Ranked top 3)"

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