Ransomware Attacks Continue to Grow
- "On average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016, a 300% increase over the attacks reported in 2015."
- "When electronic protected health information (ePHI) is encrypted as the result of a ransomware attack, a breach has occurred because the ePHI encrypted by the ransomware was "acquired" and thus is a "disclosure" not permitted under the HIPAA Privacy Rule."
-- US Government Interagency Guidance Document, 2016
-- US Health & Human Services Ransomware Fact Sheet, July 2016