Rural US hospitals are losing the ransomware war

Hospitals in rural areas of the United States are being increasingly targeted by ransomware (opens in new tab) threat actors, experts said at a Senate hearing on Thursday this week. 

Per Cyberscoop, the most pressing sentiments shared at the March 16 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing were that healthcare organizations in these areas are attractive targets due to their lack of qualified cybersecurity staff and other resources, such as staff.

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