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Ransomware attacks now to blame for half of healthcare data breaches

January 15, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Almost half of all data breaches in hospitals and the wider healthcare sector are as a result of ransomware attacks according to new research.

Ransomware gangs are increasingly adding an extra layer of extortion to attacks by not only encrypting networks and demanding hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in bitcoin to restore them, but also stealing sensitive information and threatening to publish it if the ransom isn’t paid.

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