Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare Surging

January 8, 2021

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Ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare entities globally have increased by about 45% in the last two months, security vendor Check Point Software Technologies estimates.

The increase in attacks "involves a range of vectors, including ransomware, botnets, remote code execution and DDoS attacks," the company says. "However, ransomware shows the largest increase and is the biggest malware threat to healthcare organizations when compared to other industry sectors."

David Finn, Executive Vice President at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this piece, which details Check Point’s new data showing that ransomware and other cyberattacks on healthcare entities globally have increased by about 45% in the last two months.

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