Phishing Scams in Healthcare: A Persistent Threat

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Via Data Breach Today
By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

With the year nearly over, hacking attacks – especially those involving phishing and other email attacks – continue to rack up big victim counts for health data breaches reported to federal regulators in 2018.
A Nov. 27 snapshot of the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool website shows 327 major health data breaches impacting nearly 9.8 million individuals have been added to the tally so far in 2018.

“Cybercriminals update their messaging multiple times every single day. If the workforce has not been updated on this topic in the last few months, they could easily fall for newer versions of phishing attacks.”
—Susan Lucci, tw-Security

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