18 numbers that show how big a threat ransomware is for healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Hannah Mitchell

Here are 18 quick notes about ransomware in the healthcare industry:

Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount confirmed he paid $4.4 million in bitcoin to the cybercriminal gang DarkSide on the first day of its cyberattack on the company, but it still took six days to restore operations.

An attack on San Diego-based Scripps took the health system offline for about three weeks, resulting in patients having to go elsewhere for emergency services.

Allergy Partners brought its computer systems back online after hackers infected the clinic's systems for six weeks with ransomware and demanded $1.75 million in exchange for giving the clinic back its access to its encrypted data.

A ransomware attack on CaptureRx affected 1,656,569 patients at more than 13 hospitals and healthcare providers.

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