Fewer health-care organizations are paying ransoms, but the average payment has soared.
Eric Geller reports:
Hospitals, clinics and other health-care organizations are facing a barrage of cyberattacks and struggling to provide normal services amid computer outages and loss of important files, according to newly published research by Proofpoint, an email security firm.
Nearly 90% of health-care organizations have experienced at least one cyberattack in the past year, Proofpoint said in a report published on Wednesday. In the past two years, more than half of organizations reported suffering an average of four ransomware attacks, and 68% of those respondents said the attacks “negatively impacted patient safety and care.”
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The report has a number of findings that may surprise readers in terms of biggest perceived risks.