With the exception of one large theft incident involving an insider, hacker attacks – including some involving ransomware – remain the leading culprits in the biggest health data breaches reported so far this year to federal regulators.As of July 3, 149 breaches affecting a total of nearly 2.7 million individuals have been reported to federal regulators so far in 2017, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ so-called “wall of shame” website of breaches affecting 500 or more individuals.

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