The healthcare industry continues to be one of the most popular targets for cybercriminals. Across the globe, healthcare companies contains sensitive information for millions of people and gives criminals an incentive to perform one large sweep to get the most value out of their attack. This data also continues to hold value on the dark web and among hacking groups.
Recently, Healthcare Fiscal Management Inc. (HFMI) of North Carolina experienced a ransomware attack where at least 58,000 patients may have had personal information stolen. Luckily, HFMI had backups and were prepared to restore lost data to a different server. Although, all the data was recovered, it was still exposed to the attackers for an extended period of time. SpearTip recommends having a preventative plan rather than a reactive plan and of course keeping backups isolated from the rest of the network.
HFMI was required to notify their patients after this happened and provided free credit monitoring and identity theft protection.
SpearTip’s ShadowSpear® platform can specifically be tailored to the healthcare industry to keep your organization from getting into this exact problem. A U.S. based 24/7 Security Operations Center monitors your endpoints for malicious events around the clock.
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