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2022 Verizon Breach Report: Alarming Rise in Ransomware

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.

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Costa Rican Health Agency Hit by Apparent Hive Attack

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.

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Ransomware attack recovery costs top $1.85M in healthcare

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.

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The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022

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.

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