Technology | 07.07.23
Hospital Cyber Attacks Surge, Risking Struggling Bottom Lines
Cyberattacks on U.S. hospitals are on the rise, adding a layer of financial pressure onto an industry still struggling to recover from the pandemic. Health facilities have been hit with more than 225 digital incursions affecting 36 million people this year – on track to be more widespread than 2022 attacks, according to John Riggi, the national advisor for cybersecurity and risk at the American Hospital Association. Cyber raids on hospitals more than tripled in the past five years and have become more sophisticated, just when hospitals are coping with higher costs for labor and supplies and grappling with staff shortages.