Ransomware continues to plague healthcare organizations, despite the best efforts of IT security professionals. Recent incidents in Wichita, Kan., and DeKalb, Ind., are only some of the latest and they surely won’t be the last.

Ransomware has proven popular with cyber-criminals because while only a small percentage of attacks are successful, the effort required to launch them is minimal and the reward can be great. The FBI estimates that crooks extorted $209 million in ransoms in the first three months of 2016 alone.

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