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Why hackers are going after health-care providers
The Washington Post

Washington is reeling from the news of a hack at MedStar, one of the largest medical providers in the area. A computer virus infecting the organization’s computer systems forced MedStar to shut down much of its online operations Monday.

The exact nature of the attack is not yet known, but MedStar is just the latest victim in a string of cyberattacks that have hit the health-care industry hard. Here’s what you need to know about how health-care providers became the latest digital battleground.

Why would cybercriminals go after the health-care industry?

The health-care sector has a lot of information that could be valuable to criminals and that makes them a juicy target.

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