Surveys: Ransomware Attacks Continue to Increase Rapidly

Ransomware attacks across all sectors continued to increase rapidly during the first nine months of 2016, with most organizations getting infected because an employee clicks on a malicious attachment or a bad link in an email message, according to Beazley Breach Insights.

And within healthcare organizations, breaches caused by unintended disclosure represented 40 percent of all industry incidents in 2016 to date, a sharp rise from 28 percent in the first three-quarters of 2015. This is connected to a  large amount of information shared between organizations in this industry.