A Sophos survey reveals that ransomware attacks in the healthcare sector are on the rise, with cybercriminals successfully encrypting data in 75% of cases, a significant increase from the previous year. Only 24% of healthcare organizations managed to halt these attacks before data encryption, underlining the urgent need for enhanced cybersecurity measures in the healthcare industry.
4 November 2023 – In a recent sector survey, cybersecurity leader Sophos has unveiled alarming trends in the state of ransomware attacks within the healthcare industry for 2023. The report, aptly titled “The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2023,” highlights a significant increase in successful data encryption by cybercriminals, sounding a warning bell for the healthcare sector.
Sophos, a renowned provider of cybersecurity solutions, has released a comprehensive report shedding light on the growing threat of ransomware attacks in the healthcare sector. The report, titled “The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2023,” reveals that cybercriminals have achieved a distressing milestone, successfully encrypting data in nearly 75% of ransomware attacks. This marks a sharp increase from the previous year when 61% of healthcare organizations reported their data being encrypted. Furthermore, the report indicates that only 24% of healthcare organizations managed to thwart a ransomware attack before the attackers encrypted their data, a significant decline from the 34% reported in 2022.