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Lack of hospital cybersecurity puts patients at risk

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There’s probably no mention of malware in the Hippocratic Oath. However, malicious software is now posing as much of a threat to patient’s lives as a hospital superbug or a slip of the scalpel. While doctors battle to restore their charges to good health, their efforts are being under mined… Read more »

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Many medical devices exposed to hacking

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By creating fake devices which they used to lure hackers, researchers have revealed that medical machines such as MRI scanners may be vulnerable to security breaches. The researchers sourced these vulnerabilities via a search engine called Shodan which has been specifically created to look for devices which connect to the… Read more »

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Medical device security outdated – report

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A BBC report has revealed that medical devices – namely infusion pumps used to dispense drugs in hospitals – could be vulnerable to cyber attacks. The supplier at the centre of the report is a company called Hospira who are owned by Pfizer. Hospira have told the BBC that several… Read more »

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Medical devices manufacturer’s network hacked

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Hackers have penetrated the computer networks of a top US medical device makers. The attacks struck manufacturer, Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device maker, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical sometime during the first half of 2013 and it is thought that the hack might have lasted as long as… Read more »

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FDA calls for more secure medical devices

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called for medical device makers to protect their products from cyber attacks, Scientific American has reported. Because computer viruses, which are growing evermore common, do not differentiate between laptop computers or hospital machinery, there is growing concern that malware could affect everything from… Read more »

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