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Hospitals Suffer New Wave of Hacking Attempts

On Feb 2, 2021
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Persistent threats come from ransomware gangs, financial scammers and hackers backed by nation-states, current and former hospital security chiefs say.

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Hospitals Suffer New Wave of Hacking Attempts

Hospitals Suffer New Wave of Hacking Attempts

Persistent threats come from ransomware gangs, financial scammers and hackers backed by nation-states, current and former hospital security chiefs say.

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