Healthcare ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns in existence and it may have particularly serious implications for healthcare systems.
Ransomware is a form of malicious software code that is somehow installed on a computer or provided access to vulnerable system network where the data on the computer or in the network is either encrypted or locked by the ransomware so that it cannot be accessed by authorized users.
Effectively, a victim’s data is held hostage by the ransomware and cannot gain access to the locked or encrypted data until the victim pays a ransom. Ransoms are generally fairly low, which entices victims to simply pay the ransom to get access to their data again.
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