Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Cost US $78bn
- Tuesday, 24th October, 2023
Ransomware breaches have cost the US economy tens of billions of dollars in downtime alone over the past seven years, according to new research from Comparitech.
The consumer awareness firm analyzed data on all known ransomware attacks affecting medical organizations between 2016 and mid-October 2023, looking at specialist IT news, data breach reports and state reporting tools.
During the time period there were 539 reported attacks on healthcare organizations, impacting an estimated 9780 separate hospitals, clinics and other organizations. Over 52 million patient records were compromised, it said.