Corporate espionage hacks hit health care sector

Manufacture of medication at Advanced Pharmaceuticals
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Symantec is tracking what it believes to be a longstanding corporate espionage hacking effort against medical manufacturers.

The details: Based on the targets — all manufacturers of medical supplies or companies that served them — and the inconsistent quality of the hackers' work, Symantec believes this is private sector work beneath the level of intelligence agency. The cybersecurity firm detailed the campaign it has rubbed "Orangeworm" in a report released Monday.