Hospital Cyber Attacks On the Rise with Covid

August 4, 2020

As healthcare facilities are dealing with COVID-19, many are also dealing with a rise in cyber attacks, according to an article on the Security Boulevard website.

In early April, Interpol warned of increasing ransomware attacks targeting hospitals, knowing the facilities are preoccupied and vulnerable. 

The increased use of internet-connected medical devices has also created new vulnerabilities for healthcare facilities. Many, including ventilators, were not developed with security in mind, the article said.

Adding to the problem, are the rapidly established temporary facilities that will be using remote-care devices that lack proper protection, according to an article on the Healthcare IT News website.

Read the full Security Boulevard article.




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