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It’s Time to Hand Cybersecurity Over to the Computers

April 3, 2024
The Wall Street Journal
Summary
The article discusses the escalating issue of cybercriminals targeting the American healthcare industry, significantly disrupting operations by attacking large healthcare providers and insurers. It highlights a recent major cyberattack where the ransomware group ALPHV, also known as BlackCat, paralyzed Change Healthcare, a crucial subsidiary of UnitedHealth, causing an estimated loss of $1 billion a day to the healthcare system. The attack compromised insurance payments and patient services, demonstrating the acute need for the healthcare sector to adopt autonomous databases and operating systems to enhance cybersecurity defenses.
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