Healthcare Hot Target for Hackers

SFrom Washington Post:

The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec,..

After a wave of high-profile attacks on banks and retailers over the last two years, almost 80 percent of the calls to Symantec’s global “incident response” service since December have come from health organizations,

via Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data – The Washington Post.

The other area of increased hacker activity is education. Like healthcare universities where administrators have historically been less focused on computer security.

Another area of increasing concern is “Ransomware”. Malicious hackers will invade a computer and encrypt all the data. They will release it only of the victim pays a fee. I have already talked to several dentists who have been victims of this type of attack. It is devastating.

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