45% of 2017 ransomware attacks affected healthcare industry

Beazley Breach Response Services saw an 18 percent increase in ransomware incidents across industries worldwide in 2017, according to Beazley's 2018 Breach Briefing.

Beazley is an insurance designer and underwriter. Beazley Breach Response Services is Beazley's in-house breach response team that worked on over 2,600 data incidents in 2017.

Here is a breakdown of ransomware incidents in seven major industries:

• Healthcare: 45 percent
• Financial: 12 percent
• Professional services: 12 percent
• Manufacturing: 7 percent
• Education: 6 percent
• Retail: 6 percent
• Hospitality: 4 percent
• Other: 8 percent

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