68% of Healthcare Organizations Have Compromised Email Accounts

“Evolve IP has published the results of a new study that has revealed the extent to which healthcare email credentials are being compromised and sold on the dark web. The FBI has also recently warned about Business Email Compromise (BEC).

Email credentials are highly valuable to cybercriminals. A compromised email account can be plundered to obtain highly sensitive data and an email account can be used to gain access to healthcare networks.

63% of data breaches in the United States occur as a result of compromised email credentials and healthcare email credentials are being sold freely on the dark web.”

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Author: HIPAA Jounal