Health Care Security Facing Wide Open Vulnerabilities

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Hospitals are scary places. Besides the obvious health implications, highly valuable data is flowing between patient and health care professionals, between those professionals, to and from insurance companies and even between machines. The scary part is that it appears to be haphazardly protected. Ars Technica looks at the disturbing trend of ransomware attacks on health care facilities. The approach – audacious hackers encrypting vital databases and only providing the decryption key after a random is paid – seems to be getting worse. MedStar lost some systems in its Baltimore hospitals and a new strain of ransomware code apparently aimed at hospitals has been detected by Cisco Talos Research.

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