Responses of physicians and practices to cyber attacks in the U.S. 2017

This statistic depicts the percentage of physicians in the U.S. that responded to a cyber attack in select ways in 2017. According to the survey, 65 percent of physicians notified the internal IT group of the cyber attack and about three percent of physicians or practices paid the ransom that was requested of them during their cyber attack.

Percentage of U.S. physicians that responded to cyber attacks in select ways as of 2017

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Release date



United States

Survey time period

July and August 2017

Number of respondents

base: 1,300 physicians

Special properties

only physicians that experienced a cyberattack

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How did you and/or your practice respond to the attack? Multiple responses."

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