An IT vendor that services more than 100 nursing homes was hit by a ransomware attack that brought healthcare workers to a crawl in November. In October, the DCH Health System in Alabama fell victim to a similar attack that left it unable to accept new patients at three hospitals. And just this week in New Jersey, Hackensack Meridian Health said it paid an undisclosed sum to stop a cyberattack.
Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek offered commentary for this article, which discusses the shift in attacks on healthcare since 2019 and how hackers today are using ransomware attacks more frequently, which have a destructive, "kinetic impact" to them.
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