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Healthcare sector sees 580% jump in ransomware attacks

Posted On: Mar. 9, 2021 9:28 AM CST

Cyber attacks

A report by U.S.-based cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Inc. showed 580% surge in ransomware attacks on the global healthcare sector in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ITIJ reported. Ransomware groups could have been attracted to the COVID-19 related sensitive information handled by the healthcare organizations and the importance of potential vaccines developed by the healthcare entities.

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