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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1118 IoT medical devices: A prescription for disaster
If you’re sick and sitting in a drab hospital room hooked-up to a dialysis pump, the last thing you want to worry about is hackers. But according to IT healthcare security experts, there is a chance that life-saving dialysis machine is infected with malware, could even be processing fraudulent credit card transactions, or is part of a DDoS attack as it cleans your blood.

Hospitals are prime targets for hackers who see internet-connected healthcare equipment as low-hanging fruit when it comes to making a quick buck by stealing medical records, nefariously sucking up computer resources or perpetrating a ransomware attack, said Yong-Gon Chon, CEO of Cyber Risk Management.

“This equipment saves lives and can’t be taken offline like a laptop that goes back to IT for a week to be wiped and re-imaged,” Chon said. Hospitals are getting hammered by hackers targeting IoT devices. He said modern hospital security systems too often overlook IoT devices when it comes to security, making them an easy target.
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