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Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jun 23, 2016.

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    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks. Dangerous attacks – what are the risks? Cybercriminals have … More →

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