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New exploits target hospital devices, places patients at risk

New exploits target hospital devices, places patients at risk  #IoT #cybersecurity #infosec

  • The team found that attacks which target medical devices deployed in hospital PC systems and networks are on the rise and often contain backdoors, botnet connections and remote access tunnels for cyberattackers to manipulate devices.
  • It may not seem likely that such a malicious attack would occur against a patient using a critical medical device, but in today’s world, anything is possible.
  • Medical device hijacking is only one threat element hospitals face today.
  • ‘Medjack 2’ describes the latest weapons in the hacker arsenal used to hijack medical devices.
  • Old malware variants were commonly used to attack medical devices as many of them have no security protection whatsoever, and there is no need to use sophisticated, expensive software once a network has been infiltrated;

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‘Medjack 2’ describes the latest weapons in the hacker arsenal used to hijack medical devices.


New exploits target hospital devices, places patients at risk

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