Ransomware – The Stuff of Nightmares
Was just reading about NRC’s ransomware attack. This is the stuff of nightmares. NRC is a business associate with hundreds of healthcare systems and has patient data on 100,000s (maybe millions of patients).
The attack could have started by someone innocently opening a phishing email.
These are getting more convincing every day. I almost fell for one the other day from a LinkedIn connection. I was a mouse click away.
A ransomware attack like this cripples an organization and hurts its clients too.
NTC had to shut down all its systems immediately. They basically switched the business off! More importantly, it is devastating to client trust.
NRC clients immediately complained that the attack impacts their operations because they use NRC data in determining what to pay their physicians.
I ran a secure communications business and we sweated minor outages as our lives depended on it.
Just thinking about a ransomware attack makes me want to throw up. It could have buried us.
The article details the impact of other attacks. Don’t read this late at night.
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