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What to know about ‘smishing,’ a growing cyberattack trend targeting hospitals

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By now, most of us are familiar with phishing, the practice of sending emails that appear as if they are from legitimate companies that try to get recipients to divulge personal information like passwords or credit card numbers.

In August, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a report warning hospitals about a growing cyberattack trend that hackers are using to gain access to hospital and health system IT networks: smishing, or phishing via SMS (short message service) text message. 

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