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Hospitals open to hackers, 94% of hospitals targeted

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Hospitals open to hackers, 94% of hospitals targeted

By Stella Inger. CREATED Jul 31, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)-- Electronic medical records let doctors have all of your patient information at their fingertips, but they may also allow hackers the same privilege. An account in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine is out  and it shows how a cyberattack by the well-known hacking group "Anonymous" infiltrated  Boston Children's Hospital earlier this year. The hospital's defenses held against these attacks. No patient records were accessed, and nobody was harmed. However, this group did slow down the hospital's server and website. Boston Children's was prepared. But are other hospitals? Research shows 94 percent of healthcare institutions have been targeted in the past by cyberattacks. That means we may want to consider  a prescription for better computer security in hospitals because they have our trust and our medical data.
 

Stella Inger

Stella Inger

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.