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Health systems want government help fighting off the hackers

June 22, 2022


Cyberattacks on health systems mushroomed during the pandemic — and 2022 could be their worst year yet.

From January through June, the Office of Civil Rights tallied 256 hacks and information breaches, up from 149 for the same period a year ago. It’s a continuing trend from last year: Cybersecurity outfit Sophos reports that in 2021, attacks on health systems were up 66 percent over 2020.

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