Ransomeware Quadruples in 2016

Health data breaches in the first nine months on 2016 show the number of ransomeware attacks will 400% higher than last year.

“From what we are seeing, it appears that many hackers are finding it easier to make money by holding companies to ransom for bitcoin than through selling personal data on the dark web,” said Katherine Keefe, global head of Beazley Breach Response Services. “But the persistently high levels of hacking and malware attacks of all kinds are a reminder that organizations across industries, and of all sizes, need actionable plans ready to implement when a breach occurs.”

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Source: HealthcareITNews.com
Author Bill Siwicki

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