TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,928 Reviews & Articles | 38,188 News Posts

Universities, healthcare providers under significant cyberthreat

Security specialists are focused on Heartbleed, and that is opening up the door to other types of attacks

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 23, 2014 4:48 am

Cybercriminals are finding it rather easy to launch attacks against companies and universities, especially with attention focused more on Heartbleed. Almost 20 universities and a handful of healthcare providers have come under attack, which will continue to happen as IT managers scramble to try and secure databases.

 

TweakTown image news/3/7/37230_01_universities_healthcare_providers_under_significant_cyberthreat.jpg

 

"We have had very bad luck with several universities as far as reaching out about breaches," said Alex Holden, Hold Security CTO, in a statement to the media. "The problem is finding with in a very large, decentralized infrastructure the right person to talk to and impress on them that something is going on."

 

Instead of launching attacks against individual users, cybercriminals are largely finding it more lucrative to compromise large databases - personal information is valuable, and can be stolen for personal use, sold, or traded.

NEWS SOURCES:Cio.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Hacking & Security news at our Hacking & Security news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases