THE CYBERWAR AGAINST HEALTH CARE PRACTICES
The cyberwar against health care practices
TODD SHRYOCK –MEDICALECONOMICS.COM
Medical Economics Journal, Medical Economics March 2021, Volume 98, Issue 3
How hackers plan to attack your practice — and what you can do about it
While physicians worked to keep their practices financially afloat and dealt with COVID-19, hackers kept busy, too. From January through October of last year, there were 730 publicly disclosed security breaches with more than 22 billion records exposed, according to the cybersecurity firm Tenable. Health care made up 25% of those breaches with nearly 8 million records exposed. Ransomware was by far the most popular attack method in 2020, making up 46% of the breaches.
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