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  • Wakefield Research published survey results:
    • 32% = know what malware is
    • 35% = know what email phishing is
    • 25% = know what ransomware is
    • 8% = know what cryptomining is
    • 83% = claim to use antivirus software
    • 80% = back up data
    • 48% = have never looked into the security of their work device
    • 25% = have had their identity stolen at least once
    • 18% = are aware that their device has been hit by malware
  • IntSights is reporting that hackers are ramping up their ransomware attacks on healthcare:
    • “They (healthcare facilities) are very vulnerable right now, so hackers are definitely targeting healthcare and hospitals to take advantage”
    • “are willing to pay right now because they can not afford to be shut down”
  • LabCorp, which recently suffered a massive breach that exposed PHI of 7 million patients, has been hit by multiple lawsuits for allegedly “ignoring persistently deficient cybersecurity measures”
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