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Ransomware Attacks Targeting US Healthcare Industry on the Rise

According to the 2023 Internet Crime Report released by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the healthcare industry in the United States was a primary target for attacks in 2023. It accounted for more than 20 percent of all victims among critical infrastructure entities. The report revealed that out of the 1,193 attacks on critical infrastructure organizations, 249 were directed at the healthcare sector. This alarming statistic highlights the severity of the issue and the of healthcare organizations to .

Recently, news broke out that Change Healthcare, a medical firm, was hit by a attack in February. The attack was so severe that the company paid the attackers $22 million to regain control of their systems. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the constant threat that these organizations face and the high cost of falling victim to such attacks. The healthcare industry holds sensitive and critical information, making it an attractive target for cybercriminals seeking quick financial gains. It is crucial for healthcare organizations to continuously monitor and improve their measures to prevent such attacks from happening and protect the and security of their patient's data.

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