The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) conducted an in-depth analysis of how the continued adoption of automation in the healthcare space will impact the industry as a whole.

The HHS’ Office of Information Security has released a report looking at the implications of automation for healthcare cybersecurity and how criminals are using artificial intelligence in their hacking activities.

Cyberattackers are using AI to build better malware, the office said. The technology includes machine learning-enabled penetration testing tools, AI-supported password guessing and data to enable impersonation on social networking platforms.

Hackers are also using automated software to identify valuable information such as emails, passwords, credit cards and personal data, according to the report.

Read the full article at Healthcare Dive.