Data extortion attempts signal new era for ransomware tactics

March 5, 2021

Such attempts are up 580% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and healthcare is a major target, a new Crowdstrike report shows.

Data extortion attempts signal new era for ransomware tactics

Ransomware has become a fact of life for healthcare organizations over the past half decade or so, but bad actors' techniques continue to evolve in dangerous new directions – with more and more organizations being targeted not just with encryption but with data extortion attempts.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek covers a new report from Crowdstrike revealing that 97 healthcare organizations victimized by ransomware attacks using extortion in 2020. 

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