Hackers hit healthcare and 8 other industries in espionage attack

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

Hackers have breached nine organizations — including at least one in the healthcare industry — in efforts to commit cyber espionage, CNN reported Nov. 8.

Four details:

1. The National Security Agency and cybersecurity researchers partnered to expose efforts by an unknown hacker group to steal sensitive information from U.S. defense contractors and other targets for espionage, according to a Nov. 7 report by cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks.

2. The hackers stole passwords from...

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