Rate of Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare Slows in H1 2020

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Jai Vijayan

The relatively low number of publicly disclosed ransomware attacks on healthcare entities through mid-May 2020 suggests many threat groups are sticking by their word to avoid targeting them during the current pandemic, a new study shows.

How long that truce will hold, though, appears to be an open question.

Corvus Insurance recently analyzed threat data related to hospitals, health systems, doctors' offices, consultants, and other entities in the healthcare sector during the first several months of this year. The data shows a total of 18 publicly reported ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations through mid-May compared with 20 attacks in total during the entire first half of 2019.

Corvus estimates the total number of ransomware attacks on hospitals and other healthcare entities by the end of June will likely...

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