1 in 10 healthcare organizations paid off ransomware within the last year



More than one in three healthcare organizations have suffered a cyberattack within the last year, while almost one in 10 have paid a ransom or extortion fee, according to Imperva.

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Healthcare data is extremely valuable on the dark web as it contains highly sensitive data, both financial and protected health information. As a result, healthcare organizations are increasingly attractive to attackers.

Additionally, with the introduction of web-based healthcare portals and remote patient mobile technology, managing security within healthcare organizations has become more difficult.

Imperva’s survey of 102 Healthcare IT professionals, which was carried out at the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, revealed that 77 percent of respondents were very concerned about a cybersecurity event striking their organization and 15 percent admitted that their organization’s ability to handle a cyberattack needed work.

Full Story: https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/05/25/healthcare-pay-ransom/

 


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