Ransomware Reshapes Health Care Security Landscape

From securityboulevard.com

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A sharp rise in ransomware is buffeting the health care sector and forcing IT security professionals to reevaluate how they tackle the threat.

More than a third of health care organizations were hit by ransomware in the last year, according to a Sophos survey of 328 representatives from the health care sector.

Of those hit by ransomware in the last year, 65% said the cybercriminals succeeded in encrypting their data in the most significant attack. Just over a third (34%) of those whose data was encrypted paid the ransom to get their data back in the most significant ransomware attack.

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