medical device

Pierluigi Paganini October 27, 2017
UK Government links the WannaCry attack that crippled NHS to North Korea

UK Government blamed North Korea for the WannaCry attack that affected a third of English hospitals. “This attack, we believe quite strongly that it came from a foreign state,” Ben Wallace, a junior minister for security, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “North Korea was the state that we believe was involved in this worldwide attack,” […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 05, 2017
Hackers who breached Barts NHS Trust exploited a zero-day vulnerability

In January, a cyber attack breached some systems at Barts NHS Trust and forced them offline. Hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability. In January, a cyber attack breached some systems at Barts NHS Trust and forced them offline. Barts Health Trust runs the Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross, Mile End and Newham hospitals. The hackers used […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2016
Hospitals Falling Victim to Old Malware

Security experts confirm that a growing number of cyber-attacks continue to hit hospitals threatening unpatched medical devices. In late 2015, MaineGeneral Health, a new state of the art hospital located in Augusta, Maine, reported that it had fallen victim to a cyberattack that leaked the names, addresses, and phone numbers for patients of its radiology services […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2015
Healthcare – Breaching a medical training mannequin raises new cyber security concerns

Cyber attacks against healthcare systems are likely to increase and students investigated the feasibility of breaching a medical training mannequin. Let me start with the scene from a popular TV series titled Homeland, it is a pacemaker hack. Security experts are warning the medical industry about the hacking of any medical equipment implanted in the […]