March 12, 2021

Data Extortion Via Ransomware Up 580% Since the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ransomware attacks have escalated since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ninety-seven health care entities found themselves victims of ransomware-based extortion attacks in 2020. Patient data from health care entities in Florida, New Mexico and Texas has been found on the dark web. The non-profit MITRE Corporation has launched a Ransomware Resource Center the help healthcare entities combat ransomware attacks.