He urged health care organizations to invest in good, off-site backups not only for their data but for the systems used to access that data, and to test those backups regularly to make sure that they can be restored quickly.
According to DeJesus, ransomware isn't just about the money, either. If attackers have other goals in mind besides making a profit, then the infections could be a lot more dangerous.
"I think the future of ransomware will definitely continue to grow and develop," he said. "Hacktivists will use ransomware for other reasons which don't involve monetary gain, and it might be even more difficult to give them what they want."
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