Ransomware attacks hospitalizing security pros, as one admits suicidal feelings

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Ransomware Harms


A cybersecurity worker in the financial services industry, for example, pinned the stress of remediating ransomware on their heart attack, which ultimately required surgery to sort out. Another, working for a charity, was hospitalized after their self-care went downhill following a ransomware attack. Dehydration caused by the excessive consumption of coffee, coupled with an insufficient intake of water and pre-existing medical conditions, led to health issues that required medical intervention. These are just two of the plethora of stories revealed as part of a research piece from the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) published this week, examining the untold harms caused by ransomware attacks on organizations and their staff.