Why are healthcare cyberattacks surging amid Covid-19

Why are healthcare cyberattacks surging amid Covid-19

Posted June 4, 2020

Why are healthcare cyberattacks surging amid Covid-19

  • As the global healthcare sector battles the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cyberattacks targeting it has surged.
  • In March, the Czech Republic hospital responsible for running most of the country’s Covid-19 testing, Brno University Hospital, was held to ransom and forced to shut down its IT Network.
  • As Covid-19 continues to infect thousands around the globe, it’s vital that healthcare organisations place cybersecurity on a higher pedestal than it has been in the past, or face serious consequences for themselves and the patients they serve.

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