Cyberattack

Derive Healthcare has been monitoring news all weekend about, according to reporting from Brian Fung of The Washington Post”, in the 5/14 article entitled, “Computer security experts fear second wave of ‘biggest ransomware attack ever’”, the “malicious ‘ransomware’ attacks that seized computers worldwide Friday and held those systems hostage…” According to the article, the attacks, which first affected Healthcare, “are likely to worsen this week as millions of people return to work — forcing them to di

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In a May 8, article on the iHealthBeat.org website, they indicate that, “Cyberattacks are the leading cause of health care data breaches, according to the Ponemon Institute's fifth annual privacy and security report, Healthcare IT News reports (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 5/7).” According to the Ponemon report, which “surveyed 90 health care organizations and 88 business associates to gauge privacy and security trends,” initially, the following:

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