Cybersecurity concept About 57 percent of all medical practices in the country have fewer than 10 doctors, and 15 percent are solo practitioners. Such practices have few resources to devote to cybersecurity. (Image: Shutterstock)

Health care providers around the country are getting hit hard by cyberattacks that put at risk the privacy of their patients as well as their ability to deliver core services.

In recent years there have been a number of prominent cases of major hospitals getting hit by ransomware attacks, such as Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, which in 2016 paid cybercriminals to gain back control of their computer system.

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