Emisoft Report Reveals Cost of Ransomware in US

According to a new report from Emisoft, at least 966 government agencies, educational establishments and healthcare providers were hit with ransomware in 2019, resulting in more than $7.5 billion in damages.

Impacted organizations included 113 state and municipal governments and agencies, 764 healthcare providers, and 89 universities, colleges and school districts, with operations at up to 1,233 individual schools potentially affected.

“The incidents were not simply expensive inconveniences; the disruption they caused put people’s health, safety and lives at risk,” the report explained.

Read the full report.