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Avoid HIPAA breaches from ransomware attacks

Although ransomware is not a new phenomenon, a recent increase in reported attacks along with several well-publicized cases have raised the public's awareness of the threat it poses. Ransomware, a variety of malware, can be incredibly damaging because it is designed to infect a system, find and encrypt the system's data, and lock out users until they pay a ransom--typically in an anonymous electronic currency like bitcoin--to regain access through a decryption key.

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