Category Archives: Ransomware

Recent Ransomware Attacks Could be HIPAA Violations

By now, you may have heard about the massive ransomware attack that has struck over 150 countries, including The United States, over the past week. If health care data taken hostage in a ransomware attack is unencrypted, it could constitute a HIPAA violation. Any electronic protected health information (ePHI) that is affected by a breach… Read More »

HIPAA and Ransomware Fact Sheet

A recent  report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 (a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015). 1 Ransomware exploits human and technical weaknesses to gain access to an organization’s technical infrastructure in order to deny the organization access to its own data… Read More »