Health IT Security – COVID-19 Impact on Ransomware, Threats, Healthcare Cybersecurity

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COVID-19 has significantly shifted the threat landscape from attacks on individuals and small businesses to critical infrastructure, governments, and major corporations, according to Interpol. Malicious cyberattacks were behind the majority of healthcare IT security incidents, while ransomware demands soared as “big game” variants dominated the threat landscape. 

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