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Report: 90% hospital, clinics lose patient data

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Health care companies were hit hardest by online hackers, according to a new report.  (Source: CNN) Health care companies were hit hardest by online hackers, according to a new report. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - As technology improves, so do the skills of hackers.

According to a new report, the health care industry is among the hardest hit.

Privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute recently released the study.

Data shows 90 percent of health care companies have exposed patient data, or had it stolen, in 2012 and 2013.

Those numbers mean health care-related businesses have faced more data breaches than the military and banking sectors combined.

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