Researchers at Safetica USA, a company that specializes in data loss prevention, recently released rankings of health-care data breaches in North America. Results found California at the top of the worst-hit states.
The company gathered information from a database maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which records major data breaches by health care-related organizations since 2009. According to SF Gate, key findings from Safetica are divided into two state-by-state lists, including number of health-care breaches and number of health-care records compromised in 2016.
In the number of health-care breaches in 2016, California took the No. 1 spot with 39, followed by Florida with 28. As for number of records compromised, California ranked No. 4 with 1,436,701, behind Florida, New York and Arizona, which took the No. 1 spot with more than 4 million.
Here’s a glance at Safetica’s report from SF Gate: