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Ransomware infects the health care sector

19
Feb
2016

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By now, ransomware isn’t anything new – these attacks have been capturing headlines for several years, particularly when high-profile targets including enterprises or law enforcement agencies are victims. However, a ransomware infection poses a unique set of challenges when it takes place within the health care sector.
According to Trend Micro research, attacks in the health care industry have been on the rise recently. While breaches have been reported in this industry since 2005, the sensitive nature of the records stored attracted an increasing amount of malicious activity. By 2009, hackers had collected more than 4 million stolen health care records, and that number only grew from there.

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