Why hackers are increasingly targeting electronic health records

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Over the past three years, the number of attacks on healthcare institutions have skyrocketed. In 2016, on average, at least one health data breach occurred every day, totaling in about 450 successful attacks over the course of the year, according to a report from Protenus.

The healthcare industry is feeling the brunt of hacker attention more so than any other sector. But what exactly makes this information and this sector so attractive to cyber criminals?

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