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?

Read more at the link:
http://exchange.co.tz/medical-records-become-increasingly-targeted-by-cyber-criminals-with-theft-going-up-1100/

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