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Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data? | Network World

The theft of personal data on 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems by hackers in China highlights the increasing degree to which hospitals are becoming lucrative targets for information theft. Already this year, around 150 incidents of lost or stolen personal data—either due to hacking or ineptitude—have been reportedby medical establishments to the U.S. […]

Chinese cyber-espionage rising, says Verizon annual report

Cyber-espionage originating from China has become a top source of data breach incidents, according to an annual report from Verizon. The report found Chinese spying and theft of sensitive corporate information, such as intellectual property, accounted for about 20% of the 621 data breach cases last year that Verizon analyzed. The data-breach victims are companies […]