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HHS Issues New Ransomware Guidelines For Healthcare Sector

The year 2016 has been quite successful for Bitcoin ransomware developers so far. After crippling two major hospital systems in quick succession, it was a matter of time until new guidelines would be established. The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability … Continue reading

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Health Organizations More Likely to be Ransomware Victims than Financial Firms

Health care organizations were 114 times more likely to hit by ransomware infections than financial firms, and 21 times more likely than educational institutions, according to a new research report by Solutionary. The Omaha-based security firm detects millions of attacks … Continue reading

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Why Crysis is Healthcare’s Most Threatening Ransomware Yet

The ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles was the first in a string of such incidents at hospitals. Within months, a strain of ransomware called Locky had crippled the computer systems at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, … Continue reading

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Ransomware Scare: Will Hospitals Pay for Protection?

On April 4 an ordinary looking e-mail arrived in a clinical worker’s Microsoft Outlook inbox at a small Indiana hospital. In the “From” field was the name of the hospital’s new printer and fax machine paired with its official e-mail … Continue reading

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