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Medical Websites Targeted By 26% Of All Malware In 2015, Digital Assault On Healthcare Ramps Up

It’s never been more dangerous to visit a healthcare-related website. From insurance companies to self-help websites, hackers launched more attacks on the health industry than any other over the first half of 2015.

That’s according to a report published Thursday by G Data, the German cybersecurity company that regularly tracks cybercrime. This report, the first of two scheduled on malicious software activity in 2015, determined that 26.6 percent of all malware attacks were aimed at health sites. Compare that to 10.2 percent in the second half of 2014 and 6.5 percent in the first half of 2014.


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