Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Organizations Increased 94% in 2021, According to Sophos Global Survey
Albawaba, June 8, 2022
Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has published a new sectoral survey report, “The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022.” The findings reveal a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organizations surveyed in this sector. In 2021, 66% of healthcare organizations were hit; 34% were hit the previous year.
SC Media, June 8, 2022
Cybereason on Tuesday released a report that found some 80% of organizations that paid a ransom were hit by ransomware a second time — and 68% said the second attack came less than one month later and the threat actors demanded a higher ransom amount.
Gov Info Security, June 2, 2022
The 15th edition of the annual Data Breach Investigations Report, published by Verizon on May 24, sheds light on the impact of common forms of cyberattacks on the international security landscape. The data analyzed in the report has been gathered from law enforcement agencies, forensics and law firms, Computer Emergency Response Teams, Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, and government agencies of several countries.
Gov Info Security, June 1, 2022
Costa Rica’s national public health services agency has been hit by a cyberattack allegedly launched by ransomware group Hive. The incident comes weeks after an attack reportedly carried out by another Russian-based ransomware group, Conti, targeted several Costa Rican government agencies, including the same health agency.
SC Media, June 1, 2022
It costs about $1.85 million to recover systems after a ransomware attack in healthcare, the second highest across all sectors. The hefty price tag, as well as the serious impact to critical operations and patient care, could be driving the spike in providers paying the ransom demand, according to a new Sophos report.
SOPHOS, June 1, 2022
Sophos has just launched the State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022, an insightful report carved out of its annual study of the real-world ransomware experiences of healthcare IT professionals. This year, 5,600 IT professionals, including 381 in healthcare, from 31 countries participated in the research.
Health IT Security, May 31, 2022
The latest data breach roundup includes recent notifications from eight healthcare providers, all of which experienced data security incidents recently.
Becker’s ASC Review, May 31, 2022
Christiana Spine Center, a nine-physician group in Newark, Del., was hit by a ransomware attack that could have exposed patients’ protected health information.
ABC News, May 31, 2022
Another attempted hacking of a Costa Rican government agency’s computer system has led the country’s public health agency to shut down its systems to protect itself, complicating the medical care of thousands.
SC Media, May 31, 2022
Following reports of network downtime after a cyberattack in March, Partnership HealthPlan of California has since confirmed the Hive ransomware group stole a trove of health information ahead of the ransomware deployment. Reports show 854,913 patients were impacted.