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NHS Trusts and the threat from ransomware

21
Nov
2016
NHS Trusts and the threat from ransomware

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Healthcare has become a major target for extortionists for two primary reasons: firstly, patients rather than profits are the priority with less being spent on IT and security than by outright commercial firms; and secondly, there is huge pressure to get systems back up and running when health and potentially lives are at stake.

These are ideal conditions for extortionists; but NHS Trusts in the UK do not appear to be taking the threat very seriously.

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