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Hospitals should be wary of these 5 cyberthreats

Becker's Health IT

Katie Adams

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations remain frequent, as nearly 2 million health records were breached in the U.S. in January. Here are five cyberthreats hospitals should be wary of, according to recent federal advisories.


On Dec. 10, the HHS Cybersecurity Program issued a letter warning of a Log4j vulnerability that puts healthcare providers across the country at risk of a cyberattack. Log4j is a highly utilized piece of open-source code, and hackers' exploitation of its vulnerability can lead to data exfiltration and ransomware.

In a threat brief issued Jan. 20, the HHS Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center said...

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