Report: Chinese Hackers Eye US Cancer Research


chinese hackers have been targeting us healthcare systems that often have weak security

Hackers affiliated with the Chinese government have been making a concerted effort to steal medical research, particularly cancer research, from institutions in the United States, according to a recent report.

The step-up in medical research theft by Chinese APT hacker groups appears to be linked to China’s growing concern over cancer mortality rates and increasing healthcare costs, FireEye reported Wednesday. Cancer in the leading cause of death in China.

“As the PRC continues to pursue universal healthcare by 2020, controlling costs and domestic industry will surely affect the PRC’s strategy to maintain political stability,” the researchers wrote in their report Beyond Compliance: Cyber Threats and Healthcare.

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