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Health care cybersecurity: new front in coronavirus battle.

Updated: May 1, 2023

"Health care professionals battling the coronavirus now face a second front in the war -- cyberattacks -- that threaten to disrupt operations and broadcast disinformation.

Cyberattacks against health care agencies have skyrocketed in the past decade, with almost 70% of the population affected by a data breach through the theft of personal information and health data. The attacks occur, on average, at a rate of 1.4 a day, according to the HIPAA Journal.

But the arrival of the coronavirus in the US in January has brought its own epidemic of cyberattacks."

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