Healthcare breaches involving ransomware increase year-over-year

healthcare breaches involving ransomware











2017 has been a very challenging year for healthcare institutions as these organizations remain under sustained attack by cybercriminals that continue to target their networks.

End of year research conducted by Cryptonite indicates that there were a total of 140 data breach events characterized and reported to HHS/OCR as IT/hacking in 2017 representing a 23.89% increase over the 113 IT/hacking events reported in 2016.

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