The healthcare industry’s rapid adoption of digital health services and the progression of interconnected devices have revolutionized patient care and operational efficiency. However, this digital transformation has also exposed healthcare systems to a mounting wave of cyberattacks,
Sophos has published a new sectoral survey report, “The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022.” The findings reveal a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organizations surveyed in this sector. In 2021, 66% of healthcare organizations were hit; 34% were hit the previous year.
Mandiant has released a comprehensive report detailing FIN12, an aggressive, financially motivated threat group behind prolific ransomware attacks since October 2018. Almost 20% of the ransomware intrusions Mandiant has responded to in the past year were attributed to FIN12.
Analysis by Tenable’s Security Response Team (SRT) has revealed 237 breaches in the healthcare sector in the calendar year 2020, leading to 102,907,137 healthcare records were exposed in 2020, with 2,864,677 disclosed in 56 breaches so far this year (January and February).