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Are Healthcare Ransomware Attacks HIPAA Data Breaches?

In Security by Bobby BoughtonLeave a Comment

It was estimated that 4,000 daily ransomware attacks occurred in 2016, according to the U.S. Government Interagency Guidance Document, “How to Protect Your Networks from Ransomware.” That’s a 300 percent increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015. As a result, covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) are wondering whether ransomware attacks on private health information (PHI) …