These two articles should give any business owner pause to think about their own state-of-security. Please read and notice that in some cases operatives from these hacking groups came into the healthcare facility and put their hands on the equipment!
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Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card
NEW YORK/BOSTON Reuters
(Reuters) – Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market.
Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc, said Chinese hackers had broken into its computer network and stolen the personal information of 4.5 million patients.
Security experts say cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry, which has many companies still reliant on aging computer systems that do not use the latest security features.”
Why Would Chinese Hackers Steal Millions of Medical Records?
“For the past year, Dell’s SecureWorks division has responded to multiple intrusions by a hacking group targeting health-care and pharmaceutical companies, according to the company. The group uses phishing e-mails and has even gained physical access to computers to infect target companies. They have been “extremely successful in exfiltrating the most valuable intellectual property of organizations,” according to Dell.”
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