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34% of health organizations hit by ransomware last year, report finds

Cybersecurity Dive

Rebecca Pifer

Sophos commissioned independent research company Vanson Bourne to survey 5,400 IT decision makers across a range of industries worldwide, including more than 300 small and mid-size organizations from healthcare, early this year.

The report found ransomware was relatively prevalent in the healthcare sector, with 34% of organizations hit by such an attack in the past year. Of those not hit, 41% said they expected an attack in the future, while just 24% said they felt safe from future attacks.

Healthcare actually fared relatively well compared to other sectors. The global average for organizations attacked was 37%, with the...

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