Hackers target Australian health sector, selling records for A$1,000
Beverley Head reports:
Hackers are targeting the Australian health sector, with fully populated digital health records sold on the black market for up to A$1,000 each.
Plans to make the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) an opt-out – rather than the current opt-in regime – could significantly expand the range of targets for health hackers.
Carl Leonard, principal security analyst for Websense, said healthcare around the world is now experiencing 340% more attacks than the average industry sector. He said that, in 2014, there was a phenomenal 600% increase in the number of attacks launched against hospitals – and Australia is no exception.
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