Why do healthcare organizations have a target on their back?
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Medical records command a high value on the dark web due to the large amount of personal information they hold. Cybercriminals can sell stolen healthcare data for a massive profit, up to $1,000 for each record, a fact that encourages them to continue hacking as the payoff is worth it.
While there has been an uptick of attacks on healthcare organizations due to coronavirus, a 2019 Healthcare Data Breach Report found more healthcare records were breached in 2019 than in the six years from 2009 to 2014, indicating that the rise of threats to healthcare records has been an ongoing trend.
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