In headlines that shouldn’t surprise anybody, HIPAA Journal reports that malware detections in 2017 were at a record high, but healthcare is the most target industry:
Throughout 2017, the volume of new malware samples detected by McAfee Labs has been steadily rising each quarter, reaching a record high in Q3 when 57.6 million new malware samples were detected. On average, in Q3 a new malware sample was detected every quarter of a second.
In the United States, the healthcare industry continues to be the most targeted vertical, which along with the public sector accounted for more than 40% of total security incidents in Q3. In Q3, account hijacking was the main attack vector, followed by leaks, malware, DDoS, and other targeted attacks.
There were similar findings from the recent HIMSS Analytics/Mimecast survey which showed email related phishing attacks were the greatest cause of concern among healthcare IT professionals, with email the leading attack vector.
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