December 20, 2021

Jason G. Weiss Addresses Cyberattack Trends in the Health Care Sector With HealthcareInfoSecurity

In a HealthcareInfoSecurity article covering ongoing threats and risks facing health care organizations and their patients’ sensitive information, privacy, cybersecurity and data strategy counsel Jason G. Weiss discussed ransomware and cyberattack trends, such as IT systems disruptions and major data breaches.

Weiss said, “Usually, ransomware gangs not only try and lock down a victim network, but they also exfiltrate, or steal, a victim’s data first to use that as a means to force a quicker and more profitable negotiation.”

Weiss added, “The theft of a victim’s data does not always include the rollout of ransomware malware during the incident, but in many cases, the two are tied together, providing a bigger embarrassment and work disruption to the victim to try and obtain a larger and faster ransom.”

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