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HHS reaches second-ever ransomware settlement

Healthcare Dive

A mental healthcare provider didn’t have sufficient protections in place before a ransomware attack exposed the protected health information of more than 14,000 people, according to the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

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Ransomware attacks on healthcare facilities cost $77.5B in downtime, report finds

Healthcare Dive

On average, organizations were shut down or unavailable to provide services for 14 days to due to ransomware attacks from 2016 through mid-October this year, according to cybersecurity research firm Comparitech.

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2nd ransomware group reportedly tries to extort Change Healthcare

Becker's Health IT

Ransomware group targets UnitedHealth Group's Change Healthcare for extortion after recent cyberattack. Company reportedly paid $22M to previous hackers.

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Ransomware stakes are life-or-death, says Ponemon report

Healthcare It News

Nearly half of healthcare provider respondents (45%) said ransomware attacks increased complications from medical procedures, according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute. "The average duration of disruptions caused by ransomware attacks has not improved and can last more than one month (35 days)," the researchers said.

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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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HHS cybersecurity center warns of new ransomware threat

Healthcare Dive

The ransomware has attacked targets worldwide, including at least one U.S. health group, since it was first identified in mid-August.

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10 ransomware groups frequently targeting healthcare

Becker's Health IT

"Discover the top 10 most active ransomware groups targeting the healthcare sector, with LockBit 3.0 listed as the most frequent attacker according to a recent