NCSC: Chinese Threat Actors Targeting US Healthcare, Genomic Data

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

Threat actors with ties to China are continuing to target US healthcare, genomic, and other valuable data through hacking and other malicious activities, according to a recent alert from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.

The alert follows a CBS 60 Minutes report detailing China’s push to control US healthcare and other foreign efforts to obtain DNA data from US citizens.

Chinese efforts to hack into US systems have been going on for years, with the most recent federal alert warning that nation-state actors were exploiting device vulnerabilities to gain access to US networks.

“For years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has collected large healthcare data sets from...

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