289 healthcare organizations were impacted by ransomware attacks in 2022

Ransomware attacks impacted more than 289 hospitals in 2022, BleepingComputer reported Jan. 2. 

Ransomware attacks on hospitals and multihospital health systems totalled 24 in 2022 but potentially affected as many as 289 hospitals, according to the report. 

The largest ransomware attack on a hospital in 2022 was the Chicago-based CommonSpirit ransomware attack that compromised the data of 623,000 patients.

In 17 ransomware incidents affecting the healthcare sector, hackers stole files that contained protected health or personal information.

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