COVID pandemic causes spike in cyberattacks against hospitals, medical companies


Cyberattacks against healthcare organizations have doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, research suggests.

On Wednesday, IBM released the company’s annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, which analyzed data from the previous year to track the evolution of new threats, malware development, and cyberattacks.

The 2021 index includes some notable trends, perhaps the most significant being how many threat actors pivoted their campaigns toward organizations involved in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020.

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Source: ZDNet