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Hospitals Suffer New Wave of Hacking Attempts

Wall Street Journal

James Rundle

Hackers are increasing their attempts to break into health-care companies, putting additional pressure on an industry already struggling with managing the coronavirus pandemic.

Persistent threats come from ransomware gangs, financial scammers and hackers backed by nation-states, current and former hospital security chiefs say.

“The logs and the graphs show, oh, man, these have ramped up, it’s hard to deny that,” said Christopher Stroud, technology manager at Great Plains Health, a hospital based in North Platte, Neb., that serves around 183,000 patients a month.

Great Plains Health normally blocks around...

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