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September 24, 2020

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Tragic death of patient in German cyberattack a reminder of vital importance of cybersecurity in healthcare

David Krebs, Kathryn M. Frelick

On September 10, 2020, a large university hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany, experienced a major cyberattack, apparently caused by a security vulnerability of an off-the-shelf software that allowed hackers to infiltrate the hospital’s systems. The hospital treats approximately 350,000 patients per...

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