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UPDATED: HHS fends off cyberattack as it fights coronavirus

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department experienced a cyberattack on its IT infrastructure on Sunday, which officials believe was an attempt to hinder the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the attack did not cause significant damage or data breaches, it is suspected that foreign actors may be spreading misinformation about the outbreak. The incident highlights HHS’s past issues with cybersecurity preparedness and its recommendations for private-sector healthcare organizations.

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