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Anonymous FTP: Crippling Healthcare Organizations

If you’ve ever had to share a large number of files with people working remotely, odds are you’ve used a file transfer protocol (FTP) server to accomplish this. It’s an easy way that you and others can access and upload information with a username and password, without taking up your own valuable internal storage space. Unfortunately, most of these FTP servers are operated by only a few companies. I say unfortunately because it means they are large targets for hackers. A recent bulletin released by the FBI details how FTP servers used by healthcare organizations have seen a sharp jump in attacks by cyber criminals. Here’s what we know so far. Anonymous FTP These attacks, the FBI noted, are carried

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