Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hospital and health industry computers highly vulnerable to hacking, theft-Washington Post

12/25/12, "Health-care sector vulnerable to hackers, researchers say," Washington Post, R. O'Harrow, Jr.

"As the health-care industry rushed onto the Internet in search of efficiencies and improved care in recent years, it has exposed a wide array of vulnerable hospital computers and medical devices to hacking, according to documents and interviews.

Security researchers warn that intruders could exploit known gaps to steal patients’ records for use in identity theft schemes and even launch disruptive attacks that could shut down critical hospital systems."...


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