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What are some things that could take place if there was a cyber-attack on hospitals?

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sweber78 | Student, Undergraduate

Posted February 6, 2012 at 2:03 AM via web

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What are some things that could take place if there was a cyber-attack on hospitals?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 6, 2012 at 2:29 AM (Answer #1)

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A cyber-attack can be dangerous and very costly to any organization. When it comes to hospital the situation is even more tense and sensitive, because you are dealing with sick people. Here are a number of things that might happened.

First, more and more of patient information is not being put on computers. In light of this, a cyber-attack can corrupt these files and people's medical history can be lost. This can be truly detrimental and very costly to fix.

Second, hospital equipment is also computerized. In light of this, the machines in the hospital might malfunction. If this happened, there would be direct consequences to patients.

 

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