IoT Attacks, Crypto-malware Targeting Healthcare Sector
By Anirudh Madhav

The healthcare industry is fast becoming part of the highly volatile cyber landscape. Critical medical information of millions of patients remains at the mercy of the information security systems in the healthcare sector. Over the past one year itself, the number of crypto-malware attempts on healthcare systems has been 800% higher than before. Recent studies have revealed that lost or stolen medical records can cost up to 136% more than information that is breached in other industries.

Ransomware like Wannacry that affected NHS agencies in England in 2017, made it clear that such, and more brutal attacks, are to be expected in the future. Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology has the capacity to detect vulnerabilities and the presence of crypto-malware mining.

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