• “Healthcare Providers Held Ransom by Alarming Surge of Cyber Attacks; What You Can Do to Protect Your Critical Data”
  • October 10, 2017 | Author: Marc S. Whitfield
  • Law Firm: Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.L.P. - Baton Rouge Office
  • It Is Virtually Impossible these days to scan a healthcare or technology news report without seeing some mention of the latest hacking or malware attack. Historically, such attacks against healthcare providers generally involved malware designed to attack medical devices with unpatched or outdated software and then infiltrate the entire network, e.g., “medjack” attacks. Hackers increasingly turned their focus to healthcare providers to obtain access to the rich trove of personal data contained in medical records. Such data can often be sold on the black market for upwards of $325 per record.