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Hackers will target hospitals like never before in 2017

Global spending on cybersecurity in healthcare is expected to exceed $65 billion by 2021, however, the real issue lies in the amount that is not being spent. Ransomware attacks are predicted to worsen in the coming years, and the use of bitcoin enables and encourages criminals to pursue these attacks. The healthcare sector is particularly vulnerable due to outdated technology and unsecured Internet of Things devices. Hospitals are often unprepared for these attacks and will pay to regain their encrypted data.

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