Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare: Are We Seeing a Surge?


Marianne Kolbasuk McGee

Four recent cybersecurity incidents that may have involved ransomware demonstrate the ongoing threats facing the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also serve as a warning that extra watchfulness is needed as physicians reopen their clinics.

The recent incidents targeted health systems in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, an orthopedic practice in Florida and a pain clinic in Massachusetts.

Here's What Happened
Providence, Rhode Island-based Care New England Health Care System, which includes several hospitals and a medical group, described an incident last week that...

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