More scary statistics related to ransomware attacks on healthcare providers. Nearly half (47%) of healthcare IT professionals said their organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the past two years, up from 43% in 2021, according to a survey released by the Ponemon Institute.
Ill-prepared providers must make the hard choice to pay or not to pay. The consequences can be devastating.
Ron Southwick, writing for Chief Healthcare Executive:
The Lehigh Valley Health Network in eastern Pennsylvania disclosed a ransomware attack last month, and said it would not pay. Lehigh Valley said a gang known as BlackCat, which has ties to Russia, launched the attack. The health network said this month that the ransomware group posted photos of cancer patients on the dark web, according to WPVI-TV in Philadelphia and other media outlets.