Inside The HHS Guidance On Ransomware
Sarah Blumenthal On July 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights issued guidance on ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a unique form of malicious software that denies access to a user’s data by encrypting the data with a key known only to the hacker who deployed the ransomware. A ransomware attack is usually followed by a demand that the user pay a ransom in exchange for the decryption key. According to the OCR, since early 2016...
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