Ransomware saw a resurgence in 2019, which disrupted patient care across the US. But third-party vendor breaches and phishing caused some of the largest healthcare data breaches of 2019.

Healthcare faced some of the biggest data breaches of recent history in 2019, as hackers shifted tactics to increase the success rate of financially motivated attacks. At the start of last year, trojan malware even topped ransomware as the biggest hacking threat to the sector.

But by the year’s end, ransomware dominated the headlines, disrupting patient care across the US. The rapid increase in the severity of the threat spurred several alerts and guidance from a host of stakeholders, including Microsoft, the Office for Civil Rights, and security leaders…

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