By this time last year, 105 healthcare breaches had been reported to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a total of over 92 million lost records, compared with “only” 81 breaches and 3.5 million records so far in 2016. Good news, right? Well, sort of.
Unfortunately, this seemingly positive trend does not reflect the actual threat landscape in the healthcare industry. Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts access to files or systems with encryption until the victim (the hospital) pays the ransom for the key to unlock them.
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