Healthcare Targeted by 37 Percent of All Ransomware Attacks in Q3 2018

During the third quarter of 2018 ransomware attacks were at an all-time high and the ransoms asked from organizations to decrypt the locked files were also on the rise according to a report from Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services.

According to their analysis, the number of ransomware attacks more than doubled during September when compared to the ransomware incidents detected during August.

This is entirely unexpected given that throughout 2018 the number of ransomware events has been closely following the 2017 trend, with no spikes and no out of the ordinary stats.

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Source: Softpedia