Ransomware threats still a major worry for providers
Ransomware is dominating the malware market and has become the most profitable type of malware in history, and healthcare organizations have emerged as the target of choice for cyber criminals.
According to the FBI, ransomware victims paid a total of $209 million in the first quarter of 2016, while the producers of the CryptoWall ransomware attack generated more than $300 million in 2015 alone, according to executives of TrapX Security, which is working on a ransomware defense offering.
Vendors now are offering defense approaches and decryption tools, some at no charge, to help those victimized by ransomware. Here’s a list of vendors and their offerings.