Most Healthcare Organizations Expect to Be Ransomware Targets

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

A recent survey published by IT security company Sophos reveals that 63 percent of healthcare organizations that weren’t impacted by ransomware last year expect to be the target of a ransomware attack in the future. Approximately a third of surveyed healthcare organizations were impacted by ransomware in the last year alone.

Despite the fact that 560 healthcare providers experienced a ransomware attack in 2020, the survey found that the number of attacks on the healthcare sector fell below the global average across all sectors. Retail and education sectors experienced the most ransomware attacks with 44 percent of survey respondents being impacted, compared to the 37 percent global average.

The survey noted that...

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