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Do drug pump disclosures point to culture of insecurity in healthcare?

Do drug pump disclosures point to culture of insecurity in healthcare?

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Researchers have uncovered security vulnerabilities in an insulin pump that had the potential to cost lives. SC asks if medical hardware device vulnerabilities are purely a technical problem, or whether a culture of insecurity is to blame...

9.2 million medical records for sale on darkweb

9.2 million medical records for sale on darkweb

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A darkweb marketplace is now advertising nearly 10 million medical records apparently stolen from a large US insurance company

Medical staff routinely ignore IT security to do their jobs

Medical staff routinely ignore IT security to do their jobs

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Doctors and nurses would rather save a patient's life than adhere to infosec best practices, according to new research into healthcare cyber-security.

Anti-virus software stops surgery to scan medical monitor for malware

Anti-virus software stops surgery to scan medical monitor for malware

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Screens on a vital medical monitor went blank in the middle of a heart procedure in the US - officials blame human error for misconfigured AV software.

Nearly 1500 vulnerabilities found in automated medical equipment

Nearly 1500 vulnerabilities found in automated medical equipment

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Security researchers have discovered 1,418 flaws in outdated medical equipment still in use by some healthcare providers.

New ransomware 'SamSam' takes aim at hospitals

New ransomware 'SamSam' takes aim at hospitals

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Hospitals have taken a beating recently, not least from a new form of ransomware called SamSam that comes loaded with lethal new features.

Is the NHS ripe for a ransomware attack?

Is the NHS ripe for a ransomware attack?

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A rash of ransomware attacks has hit Western hospitals in recent months, but could it happen to the NHS?

Three more US hospitals hit with ransomware

Three more US hospitals hit with ransomware

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Three more hospitals have been hit with ransomware, in what seems to be an endless rash of hospital attacks.

Cancer clinic's customer data stolen

Cancer clinic's customer data stolen

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Yet another breach on a medical organisation has meant the theft of names, diagnoses, treatments and social security numbers.

Ransomware holds data hostage in two German hospitals

Ransomware holds data hostage in two German hospitals

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A ransomware campaign has hit two German hospitals, soon after another ransomware campaign hit a Los Angeles medical centre, and the clean up is set to take weeks.

Adrian Davis: Is the free market failing cyber-security?

Adrian Davis: Is the free market failing cyber-security?

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Dr Adrian Davis of (ISC)2 spoke to SC about how cyber-security will affect all of our lives in the coming decade and how it can't be left up to the market to decide how.

Critical medical devices are being 'owned' by botnet operators

Critical medical devices are being 'owned' by botnet operators

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Failure to build appropriate security into medical devices, combined with a lax user attitude, is exposing patients to cyber-risk.

Patient data revealed in medical device hack

Patient data revealed in medical device hack

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Researchers have exploited critical vulnerabilities in two popular medical management platforms used in a host of services, including assisting surgeries and generating patient reports.

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