The healthcare sector continues to be a profitable target for cyber threat actors. A recent report from GlobalData estimates that up to 22 million health records have been compromised since the beginning of 2022. In 2021, over 41 million individuals in the US alone were affected by healthcare data breaches according to the US Department of Health and Human services. Ransomware threat groups seek out healthcare industries because they usually are financially stable enough to pay ransoms, and unlike financial or credit card information, healthcare information cannot be changed. This makes follow on phishing campaigns more successful and profitable for threat actors as well. The Globaldata report also projected that cybersecurity spending in the global healthcare industry will increase by $400 million over the next three years. This spending increase is necessary for an industry that is often behind in terms of information security.
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