Why Healthcare Could Face Unprecedented Cyber Threats In 2021

Forbes

Saryu Nayyar

Continued attacks against healthcare and medical infrastructure will likely accelerate this year and could potentially lead to serious consequences. There are several reasons for this trend.

Medical records are proverbial gold for cyber thieves. The personalized content in these records is ripe for social engineering exploits. Cybercriminals can use specific personal medical details on your record to socially engineer their way into your wallet and the wallets of those in your inner circle.

Ransomware is expected to remain a big part of the cybercriminal's portfolio in 2021. The ability for an attack to shut down operations at a medical facility has life-or-death consequences in certain situations, which can...

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