Author: Aatif Sulleyman / Source: The Independent
The NHS has been plunged into chaos after being attacked by cyber criminals, who could go on to sell patients’ stolen data for huge amounts on the Dark Web.
Medical records can be much more valuable to criminals than financial data, as they allow them to take time to plot their next moves.
Patients who have had their medical information stolen might not realise it’s even happened until the atackers have already set their plans in motion.
“The main reason medical institutions and the NHS are targeted is because they have vast amounts of patient data at their disposal,” says Jean-Frederic Karcher, the head of security at communications provider Maintel. “Hackers can sell large batches of this personal data for profit on…
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