Posts Tagged‘medical care’

5 Reasons Why Hackers Are Gunning for Healthcare Providers

A recent report from the consulting firm, Accenture, forecasts that cyberattacks will impose costs of more than $300 billion on U.S. healthcare centers and medical facilities over a five-year period due to cyberattacks, and that hackers will gain access to 1 in 13 patient records over the same period. It is not difficult to understand why hackers are targeting healthcare providers. Government regulationsforced healthcare providers to digitize patient information. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act obligated healthcare providers to move toward digitizing patient records before the beginning of 2014. Healthcare systems were already shifting to electronic medical records, but few of…

Is Healthcare IoT Secure? Not Even Close!

Source A recent cybersecurity exploit known as “MedJack” enables hackers to inject malware into internet-connected medical devices, including CT Scanners, MRI machines, and other monitors and equipment that track and record a patient’s vital signs. That malware then propagates through a medical center’s network to vacuum up patient medical and billing information. Hackers can then use this data to file fraudulent tax returns and to steal patients’ identities. Hackers who gain access to prescription medication information can turn that data around to order medicine that they can then resell over the dark web. This scenario is far more a rule…