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As coronavirus cases surge, so do cyberattacks against the healthcare sector

January 5, 2021

Via: ZDnet

The healthcare sector should brace itself against an increase in cyberattack rates and a variety of attack vectors over the coming months, researchers have warned.

On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Check Point released new statistics that show a 45% increase in cyberattacks since November against the global healthcare sector, over double an increase of 22% against all worldwide industries in the same time period.

According to the researchers, attack vectors employed by threat actors are wide-ranging; including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, social engineering, botnets, phishing, and ransomware.

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