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Cyber gangs hit healthcare providers

Washington Post, September 29, 2009

Organized cyber thieves that have stolen millions from corporations and schools recently defrauded several healthcare providers, including a number of non-profit organizations that cater to the disabled and the uninsured. The victims are the latest casualties of an online crime wave being perpetrated against U.S.-based organizations by "cyber thieves" thought to be based out of Eastern Europe. Last week, criminals targeted Medlink Georgia Inc., a federally qualified, not-for-profit health center that serves the uninsured and under-insured.