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Patient care threatened by ever-increasing cyberattacks

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations, particularly supply chain and business email compromise (BEC) attacks, are impacting patient care, finds a survey by Proofpoint and the Ponemon Institute. The report reveals that 88% of the surveyed organizations experienced around 40 attacks in the past year, with an average cost of $4.99 million. These attacks resulted in disruption to patient care, including poor patient outcomes due to delayed procedures and tests, increased procedure complications, and increased mortality rates.

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