Halt hackers exploiting the coronavirus

McKnight's Long Term Care News

Diane Evans

Predictably, thieves worldwide are attempting to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to hack into healthcare databases — to the point that Forbes reported a wave of 2,500 malware attacks in less than a day on March 16.

Long-term care providers especially should be on high alert. Why? Because as reported in LeadingAge’s landmark cybersecurity white paper, long-term care faces greater risk in general due to information security that is often “less mature than acute care.” As a result, these less advanced or outdated systems could ...

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