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Why hackers target healthcare

Skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers are among the most frequently pursued cyberattack targets, largely because the data stored in their computer systems has become a lucrative currency to hackers.

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A worm infiltrated a healthcare app.

Smartphone worm could put LTC facilities’ data at risk

The proliferation of wireless devices and seemingly limitless supply of apps have advanced communications capabilities to wondrous new heights. But there is a dark side as well, typified by the vulnerabilities to cyber-attack and having vital information stolen by hackers that a research team at Syracuse University has found.

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