Hackers Cashing In On Healthcare Industry Security Weaknesses


Cybercriminals are pushing boundaries in looking for new ways to cash in on the healthcare space – whether it is persuading desperate patients to download health information apps that actually infect their devices with malware, attacking hospitals with ransomware attacks or even selling patients fraudulent insurance or medicine on illicit online markets.

The healthcare industry is an extremely lucrative market for cybercriminals, researchers say here at RSA Conference 2020, which takes place this week. Not only is the medical space a treasure trove of personal identifiable information (PII) collected from patients, but medical device manufacturers and hospitals lack basic security hygiene, experts say.

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Source: ThreatPost