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6 Surprisingly Common Crimes Committed in Hospitals

Cybercrime

Just like every other industry, healthcare facilities have been dealing with an increasing number of cyberattacks in recent years. As more and more information databases and machines use cloud storage and other online networks, hospitals have an expanding amount of fronts they have to protect from cybercrime. The scale of such attacks can be truly horrifying. Sometimes hackers get away with thousands of documents that contain protected health information (PHI), other times they get away with millions of such documents. In other instances HIPAA violations seem minor compared to the damage a hacker can reap: this year multiple security researchers have found hacking vulnerabilities in the intravenous pumps that inject drugs into patients. Fortunately for our readers, Campus Safety has published numerous articles designed to help hospital officials maintain a secure network.

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