Ransomware attacks on US healthcare organizations cost $7.8bn in 2021
In 2021, 108 individual ransomware attacks affected 2,302 medical organizations, which impacted 19.76 million patient records. We estimate that these attacks cost medical entities almost $7.8 billion in downtime alone. Since 2016, ransomware attacks have been a well-known threat to medical organizations. We saw a massive influx of attacks from the pandemic onwards.