Are China’s Hospitals Safer from Hackers than the West’s?

On May 15, the Xinhua News Agency — the Chinese government’s media arm — reported that more than 29,000 organizations in the country had been hit by the computer malware unleashed by hackers in a global cyberattack that held data ransom on infected computers. Xinhua listed hospitals as among the types of organizations struck in the attack. That made sense, given that many of Europe’s hospitals, including those operated by the U.K.’s National Health Service, had their computers and data laid low in the attack. In addition, many predicted China...

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