A Ransomware Prescription for the Healthcare Industry

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of ransomware’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

Ransomware attacks resumed with a vengeance last year, despite conjecture by some researchers that CPU mining would overtake ransomware as a leading threat vector. Instead, the ransomware threat is stronger than ever, impacting more than 750 healthcare providers and racking up recovery costs approaching $4 billion.

Some healthcare firms managed to overcome their paralysis while others never fully recovered. Wood Ranch Medical in California, for example, closed its doors after management concluded it would be impossible to rebuild patient electronic medical records.

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Source: BlackBerry Cylance