Pandemic drove uptick in cyberattacks: 3 report findings

Becker's Hospital Review

Hannah Mitchell

Cyberattacks increased significantly in 2020, largely driven by a jump in attempts to extort healthcare organizations and acquire information related to COVID-19, according to a recent Crowdstrike report.

The "2021 Global Threat Report" outlines hacking campaigns in 2020 across all sectors in 10 countries.

Three takeaways:

1. The report found 104 healthcare organizations were targeted by 18 ransomware organizations.

2. Healthcare was the fifth most attacked sector, behind industrial engineering, manufacturing, technology and retail.

3. Hackers from...

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