Cybercriminals seek to take advantage of rapid telehealth scale-up

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

The massive expansion of telehealth services in response to the pandemic is likely to change the way bad actors target data.

A new report from Booz Allen Hamilton notes that telehealth security is a patient-safety issue, considering the potentially catastrophic risks that come with service disruptions and device failures.

"Mass adoption of this technology will lead to new cybercrime focus, with an emphasis on stealing patient data to enable fraud, target health data in ransomware attacks, trick patients in social engineering schemes, and target remote patient monitoring devices," wrote the report authors.

"Cybersecurity isn’t always...

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