Healthcare DIVE June 24, 2021
Rebecca Pifer

Dive Brief:

  • More than a third of healthcare organizations were hit by a ransomware attack in 2020 and of those, 65% said the cybercriminals were successful in encrypting their data, a report from cybersecurity company Sophos found.
  • The report also found that roughly a third of organizations that had data stolen paid the ransom to recover their information, but on average only 69% of the encrypted data was restored after the ransom was paid.
  • The average bill to recover after a ransomware attack was almost $1.3 million, which is among the lowest sum of all industries surveyed in the report.

Dive Insight:

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files, rendering them inaccessible to their owner,...

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Health IT, Health System / Hospital, Provider, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends
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