Ransomware Keeps Healthcare in Crosshairs, Triple Extortion Emerges

Health IT Security

Jessica Davis

The rate of ransomware attacks seen across the globe so far in 2021 has increased by 102 percent, when compared to the same period in 2020. A new Check Point report also revealed nefarious hackers are increasingly using triple extortion attempts to increase their profits.

Since April 2021, the healthcare and utility sectors have been the most targeted by ransomware threat actors. During that time, researchers observed an average of 1,000 entities impacted by ransomware attacks each week: a 21 percent increase during the first trimester of 2021 and 7 percent rise in April, alone.

Check Point researchers warned the attacks show no signs of...

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