MEDJACK: Hackers hijacking medical devices to create backdoors in hospital networks
Attackers are infecting medical devices with malware and then moving laterally through hospital networks to steal confidential data, according to TrapX’s MEDJACK report.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.computerworld.com
You must remember that a medical device is, in fact, a computer, and as all computers, smart phones, etc they will have bugs and security holes that need to be patched and updated. Lessons learned from the computer industry, take for instance Windows XP, is that things will be used long after end-of-life when the product is not support anymore. As products grow old they will be more and more vulnerable to attacks. It is then quite worrisome to see that equipment based on windows 2000, for instance, is still used and not upgraded. The manufacturers must start recruiting leading brains from the computer industry.
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