According to Comparitech, from 2016 to October 2023, U.S. healthcare facilities suffered $78 billion in losses due to ransomware. In the 539 recorded incidents, 9,860 hospitals and 52 million patients were killed. This was reported by Bezpeka.Media.
Downtime in the work of medical institutions has increased from 14 to 19 days, which in total is equal to 18 years of downtime. Cybercriminals have complicated the methods. Those who refuse to pay usually lose their data. As happened in the case of CloudNordic, which lost customer data after refusing to pay hackers 6 bitcoins.
Since August 2023, hackers have begun to attack more key employees of medical institutions in an attempt to take over the internal networks of organizations.