Africa: Medical records become increasingly targeted by cyber criminals with theft going up 1100%

From the The Exchange news article:

According to the statement, delegates attending the recent Healthcare Innovation Summit were told that medical records are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals – data from the US showed that 89% of healthcare institutions suffered a security breach and were twice more likely to be targeted than other organisations.

Healthcare record theft increased a shocking 1100% this year with more than 100 million records compromised worldwide. The biggest threat, says KPMG , comes from external attackers – at 65% – while malware tops the list of information security concerns.

But why is an industry with the technological ability so sick when it comes to protecting information?

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