Healthcare organisations made up 37% of cyber attacks in Q3 according to cyber security insurance firm Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services.
In recent months, the insurance company has seen the number of reported ransomware incidents climb. The number of notifications of ransomware attacks more than doubled in September, when compared with the previous month.
In the first nine months of 2018, 71% of ransomware incidents handled by BBR Services impacted small and medium-sized businesses. In healthcare attacks, 32% occurred due to accidental disclosure and 30% due to hack or malware.
Kat Cooke is Senior Content Writer at SCC. She was previously Senior Journalist at the Aesthetics journal, and has worked for Sky News, providing live coverage of the last two General Elections and the EU Referendum. Kat has a 2:1 degree in Journalism from City University London.