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business man hacking computer Experian, the credit report agency, told CBS earlier this year that patient records could sell for $1,000 online, compared to about $1 for Social Security numbers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Health care data has never been more vulnerable. In July, 42 separate hacking incidents led to the exposure of 22 million people’s health care data, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights.

That’s the second-highest number in a month since the department began tracking breaches in 2010. The only worse month was February 2015, when Anthem suffered a massive breach that exposed the data of its nearly 80 million members.

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