State-by-state breakdown of ransomware attacks on healthcare providers

In 2019, healthcare organizations across the country reported 172 ransomware attacks, affecting 1,446 hospitals, clinics and organizations. 

In a Comparitech study released in February, researchers analyzed data from IT news channels, data breach reports and HHS Office for Civil Rights data breach portal.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of the number of ransomware attacks on hospitals and health systems: 

  • Alabama: 4 
  • Alaska: 1
  • Arizona: 3
  • Arkansas: 1 
  • California: 25 
  • Colorado: 6 
  • Connecticut: 2
  • Delaware: 3 
  • Florida: 4
  • Georgia: 4
  • Hawaii: 2
  • Idaho: 1
  • Illinois: 3
  • Indiana: 7
  • Iowa: 3 
  • Kansas: 3
  • Kentucky: 5 
  • Louisiana: 3 
  • Maryland: 2 
  • Massachusetts: 4 
  • Michigan: 5
  • Minnesota: 5
  • Mississippi: 1 
  • Nebraska: 4 
  • Nevada: 1 
  • New Hampshire: 1 
  • New Jersey: 6 
  • New York: 5 
  • North Carolina: 2
  • Ohio: 7 
  • Oklahoma: 1
  • Oregon: 2 
  • Pennsylvania: 5 
  • Rhode Island: 2 
  • South Carolina: 1 
  • South Dakota: 1 
  • Tennessee: 3 
  • Texas: 14 
  • Utah: 1
  • Virginia: 1
  • Washington 3
  • West Virginia: 1 
  • Wisconsin: 4 
  • Wyoming: 1 

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