Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

Anne Zieger

Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap together solutions addressing the pandemic grows.

Given this level of chaos, it’s predictable that cyberattackers would materialize en masse to see if they can exploit newly vulnerable hospitals. And according to an article in USA Today, that’s exactly what’s happening now.

According to the story, the pounding hospitals take from malign hackers has gotten much worse since the pandemic settled in. This could prove to be a disaster for some facilities, particularly given the extent to which the staff members have retreated to their...

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