Cyberattacks at U.S. Hospitals Mean Higher Mortality Rates, Study Finds
A study by the Ponemon Institute found that cyberattacks against health care facilities have increased patient mortality rates. Of the more than 600 information technology professionals at over 100 health care facilities interviewed by the think tank, two-thirds of respondents who had experienced ransomware attacks said patient care was disrupted, 59% said patient stays were extended, and nearly 25% said patient mortality rates increased. According to the study, over 50% of the health care facilities in the survey had experienced a ransomware attack in the past three years.
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