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  1. Cyberattack forces Scripps Health to go offline, disrupts patient care

    San Diego-based Scripps Health is struggling to restore its IT systems after a cyberattack May 1 that has significantly disrupted care, impacted email servers and forced medical personnel to use paper records. Some critical care patients were diverted and the online patient portal was taken offline.

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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  2. 34% of Healthcare Organizations Hit by Ransomware Within The Year

    • 34% of healthcare organizations were hit by ransomware in the last year.
    • 65% that were hit by ransomware in the last year said the cybercriminals succeeded in encrypting their
    data in the most significant attack.
    • 44% of those whose data was encrypted used backups to restore data.
    • 34% of those whose data was encrypted paid the ransom to get their data back in the most significant
    ransomware attack.
    • 93% of affected HPH organizations got their data back, but only 69% of the encrypted data was restored
    after the ransom was paid

    Source: HHS, Ransomware Trends 2021, June 3, 2021

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