Bad Actors Target Small Clinics With Healthcare Ransomware Attacks

Health It Security

Jill McKeon

As COVID-19 continues to overwhelm providers across the country, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting smaller facilities with sophisticated healthcare ransomware attacks that cause EHR downtime and care disruptions.

A recent study showed that hackers are turning to outpatient clinics, smaller hospitals, and business associates to target their attacks at unassuming victims.

Some bigger health systems such as DuPage Medical Group and St. Joseph’s Candler face lawsuits for alleged negligence in preventing cyberattacks, smaller clinics are...

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