Ransomware And Healthcare Defending Against Today’s Most Devastating Attack

In early 2016, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center became the “poster child” for ransomware when an attack shut down the organization’s IT systems for more than a week before hospital officials agreed to pay $17,000 in bitcoin to their attackers. Surging in popularity, ransomware is now one of the most profitable types of malware attacks in history and the FBI said they expect ransomware extortion payments to hit $1 billion in 2016. Cybercriminals have discovered how financially rewarding — and...