Cyberattacks are targeting the health care industry

We have all read about the everlasting nature of medical data. Whether it’s medical history data or intellectual property, when the bad guys have that data, it is not easy to recover. Why is medical data being stolen? Is it a target or simply collateral damage as part of a different attack? If it is targeted, then that suggests a clear demand; and if there is a demand, then there must be a return on investment. What is the big picture?

This research report explores theft in the health care industry. Specifically, we describe the theft of and marketplace for stolen personal health information and biopharmaceutical intellectual property.

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