AMA: 4 out of 5 US physicians are cyberattack victims

Slightly more than 80% of U.S. physicians have experienced a type of cybersecurity attack, with the most common being phishing and computer viruses, according to a new AMA survey.
The association said the poll’s findings indicate the health care and other sectors need to step up cybersecurity support for medical practices.
“The important role of information sharing within clinical care makes health care a uniquely attractive target for cyber criminals through computer viruses and phishing scams that, if successful, can threaten care delivery and patient safety,” David O.

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