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Cybercriminals shop for admin access to healthcare portals

When people think about hackers and their targets, most assume cybercriminals are after bank account numbers or financial institutions. But a new study from a  cybersecurity firm shows hackers are now zooming in on healthcare institutions for lucrative information to steal.

The report titled 'Chronic Cyber Pain : Exposed & Misconfigured Databases in the Healthcare Industry' looks at what methods cybercriminals are using and what healthcare organizations can do to protect themselves.

Going online, there are websites and free software which will map out and give you an organizational chart from CEO to secretary, all based on LinkedIn information and other things. Working out spearfishing attacks then becomes easy at that point.


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