Healthcare and pharmaceutical cyber-threat 2021 report
Specific cyber-threats in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector to look out for.
The cyber threat landscape of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry is complex and challenging, wherein their credential and data associated with IT networks are broadly available for sale on the dark web or underground criminal forums.
COVID-19 test results became a commodity on the dark web or underground criminal markets, in which the growing demand for digital “vaccine passports” and testing status at businesses presents cyber attackers with opportunities to compromise patient data.
Patient records from healthcare providers are a more valuable source for identity thieves and fraudsters because they contain more details than other industries, such as US Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and health insurance policy details, selling patient data on a large scale.
This report describes the cyber threat landscape of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.