Cyberattacks on Healthcare Institutions Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Cyberattacks on Healthcare Institutions Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

This year has seen record high attacks against hospitals, most notably the ransomware attack that held Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center hostage for over two weeks. Data stored within healthcare networks is a rising target for attackers on a global scale and has become the number one most attacked industry according to IBM Security. [i] A report published by TrapX Security shows the ongoing advanced persistent attacks, detected between late 2015 and early 2016....

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The Ottawa Hospital Infected with Ransomware

One of the largest threats to cyber security in 2016 - ransomware, has a worrisome emerging trend; targeting hospitals. Ransomware has made quite an impact on the year so far and is likely to continue its trajectory of havoc. We previously blogged about the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, who fell hostage to ransomware for 10 days before they were forced into paying their attackers $17,000 USD. The latest victim, The Ottawa...

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