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I Have To Say This Is A Pretty Sobering Article On Cybercrime In Healthcare!

May 1st, 2017 by davidmore
This appeared last week: Pay up or we destroy your patients health records: Cyber criminals hit hospitalsELECTRONIC health records have become a prime target for cyber criminals seeking to steal peoples identities, a new report has warned. Sue Dunlevy News Corp Australia NetworkApril 27, 20172:13pmCRIMINAL gangs are illegally accessing health records to steal peoples identity, a major new report on electronic data breaches reveals.And cyber criminals have threatened to shut down busy hospitals by encrypting every patients electronic record so they cant be accessed by doctors or nursing staff.The cyberattacks create chaos when doctors cant get hold of critical information in the middle of surgery and have brought every aspect of hospital operations to a halt.Access to the medical records is only reinstated when the hospital agrees to pay a seven figure ransom.The scams have come to light after global technology and communication company Verizon released its latest global...

This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
 
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Rapid growth of electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the last decade has totally transformed healthcare IT to a key ingredient of patient care.The wrong information about allergies, prior diagnoses, or infectious diseases can be dangerous.So data breach is a serious threat in health industry.Employee awareness is the best way to avoid cyberthreats.I would like to suggest Opsfolio.com, an online community for those involved with healthcare cyber security, which is a right guide for me to
on 05-04-2017 22:43pm by kevinmass
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