medical devices

Pierluigi Paganini August 27, 2021
B. Braun Infusomat pumps could be hacked to alter medication doses

Researchers disclosed five vulnerabilities in B. Braun ‘s Infusomat Space Large Volume Pump and SpaceStation that could be remotely hacked. Cybersecurity researchers from McAfee disclosed five vulnerabilities in B. Braun’s Infusomat Space Large Volume Pump and SpaceStation that could be exploited by threat actors to alter medication doses. The flawed devices are uses in both […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 23, 2018
To Secure Medical Devices, the FDA Turns to Ethical Hackers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is embracing the work of ethical hackers and their researches to secure medical devices. Hacking is an ever-present concern in today’s highly connected society. People typically shudder to think about their smart speakers or home security systems getting compromised, and indeed, vulnerabilities in those devices would be traumatizing. […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 30, 2018
4-year old Misfortune Cookie vulnerability threatens Capsule Technologies medical gateway device

The Misfortune Cookie flaw is threatening medical equipment that connects bedside devices to the hospital’s network infrastructure. In December 2104, researchers at Check Point Software Technologies discovered the Misfortune Cookie vulnerability, a flaw that was affecting millions of devices running an embedded web server called RomPager, the vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker to run a man-in-the-middle attack on […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 11, 2017
Hackers can remotely access Smiths Medical Syringe Infusion Pumps to kill patients

The US-CERT is warning of hackers can remotely access Smiths Medical Syringe Infusion Pumps to control them and kill patients. IoT devices continue to enlarge our surface of attack, and in some cases, their lack of security can put our lives in danger. Let’s thinks for example of medical devices that could be hacked by attackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2017
FDA recalls 465,000 pacemakers open to cyber attack

The United States Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling 465,000 pacemakers that could be hacked by attackers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling roughly half a million pacemakers because they are vulnerable to hacking, million people in the United States urge to get their pacemakers updated. In May, researchers from security firm White […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2017
Insecure Medical devices are enlarging surface of attacks for organizations

A study conducted by the Ponemon Institute shows insecure Medical devices are enlarging the surface of attacks for organizations. A study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, based on a survey of 550 individuals, shows that manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations (HDO) are concerned about cyber attacks on medical devices. 67 percent of medical device makers and 56 […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2017
Medical Devices infected by WannaCry Ransomware in US hospitals

According to Forbes, the dreaded WannaCry ransomware has infected medical devices in at least two hospitals in the United States. WannaCry infected 200,000 computers across 150 countries in a matter of hours last week, it took advantage of a tool named “Eternal Blue”, originally created by the NSA, which exploited a vulnerability present inside the earlier […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 05, 2016
Hacker Interviews – Billy Rios

Billy Rios is one of the most skilled hackers that revealed us how is vulnerable to hacking attacks our society. Are you interested in the hacking of critical infrastructure? Are you worried about the security of medical devices? Billy Rios is one of the most skilled hackers that could provide you the answers to your questions. […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 27, 2016
Securing Hospitals from hackers that can put lives in dangers

Securing Hospitals is a report issued by Independent Security Evaluators that demonstrates how hackers can hack hospitals putting lives in danger. A group of experts from the Independent Security Evaluators research team have tested the security of hospital networks, demonstrating how it is possible to gain access to critical medical equipment in attacks they say could put lives in danger. […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2016
Researcher hacks medical devices and the whole hospital with ease

Sergey Lozhkin, a security expert at Kaspersky Lab demonstratd how it is easy for hackers to compromise medical devices and critical healthcare infrastructure. The ascent in the Internet of Things (IoT) has left gadgets more associated, yet much of the time more vulnerable, than at any other time. From auto hacking to digital assaults against […]