Phishing attacks wreak havoc on healthcare providers

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Phishing has always been a problem for not only healthcare, but all businesses in general.

But five separate healthcare providers have reported potential data breaches due to phishing attacks in just the span of a week, heightening the importance of having an email security strategy.

The providers reporting the potential breaches include:

  • University of Cincinnati Health
  • East Central Indiana School Trust
  • Artesia General Hospital in New Mexico
  • Conway Regional Medical Center in Arkansas
  • Care Foundation Hospital in Illinois

In each case, hackers were able to access employees email accounts through a phishing email.

Phishing emails are effective and consistently used because they are often targeted and prey upon human errors.

Disguised as legitimate messages from reputable entities such as financial institutions, government agencies, or major retailers, phishing emails ask recipients to send confidential information or open an attachment containing malware.

The recipients, not realizing they are being duped, do what is requested without second thought.

How Paubox can help

Paubox Email Suite Plus helps prevent email threats before they hit the inbox with robust spam filtering and email security against ransomware, malware, and phishing attacks.

This includes real-time advanced threat protection features like Paubox’s patent-pending ExecProtect, which immediately identifies and quarantines display name spoofing attacks, never letting them get to the inbox.

Try Paubox Email Suite for FREE today.
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Rick Kuwahara

Rick Kuwahara is COO and Chief Compliancy Officer for Paubox.

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