A recent ranswomware attack on Allscripts, a leading health IT and EHR vendor, resulted in chaos for hundreds of providers as well as a class action lawsuit, according to court filings.
“Last year, more than 5.3 million North Carolinians were estimated to have been affected by a data breach,” said North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein in a press release.
In the wake of recent attacks, experts are warning that so far the healthcare industry has only dealt with “Ransomware 1.0”—and needs to be prepared for when “Ransomware 2.0” hits
As the healthcare industry faces an ever-increasing swell tide of cybersecurity threats, from device hacking to the proliferation of ransomware attacks, regulators and organizations move to stem the tide.
A series of recent surveys point to challenging times ahead for healthcare providers who have neglected to take the proper steps to prevent a cybersecurity attack.