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Hacking and mega-breaches: 2018 the worst year yet?

The number of reported data breaches in 2018 remains consistent with 2017, with seven breaches exposing over 100 million records. Hacking is the leading cause of breaches, accounting for 57.1%. A Symantec report shows that the SamSam ransomware virus is heavily targeting the US healthcare sector, with cleanup costs running into the millions. Experts predict that healthcare will continue to be a major target for hackers in the coming years.

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