Privacy, cybersecurity and data strategy counsel Jason G. Weiss gave comment to HealthcareInfoSecurity on recent cyberattacks against medical patients.
In the article “Ransom-Demanding Gangs Target Fresh Victims: Patients,” Weiss explains that this incident presents an alarming new turn in ransomware attacks.
"This opens up a whole new front in the cyber warfare battlefront, and companies are going to have to treat cybersecurity as one of their highest priorities in order to keep patient data safe from cybercriminals," says Weiss.
The article also addresses the far-reaching consequences of these attacks on the future of patient care.
"Patients have to feel safe and secure knowing their electronic health records are not going to be sold on the dark web or that these patients will be directly extorted,” says Weiss. “If you can't trust the safety and security of your medical or personal data records, this will have a devastating effect on the healthcare industry as a whole."