[ISN] Attackers targeting medical devices to bypass hospital security

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2931474/data-breach/attackers-targeting-medical-devices-to-bypass-hospital-security.html By Steve Ragan Salted Hash CSO Online June 4, 2015 A preview copy of a report from TrapX Labs, which will be released later this month, highlights three successful attacks against healthcare organizations. The incidents prove that defending assets in a healthcare environment isn’t as easy as some would have you think. In fact, given the wide range of devices on a given network, it can be nearly impossible. Last year, Community Health Systems had an incident that resulted in the compromise of 4.5 million records. It served as a reminder that medical information was an important commodity to criminals. In March of this year, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) tagged healthcare as the source of 33-percent of all listed incidents nationwide, noting that nearly 100 million healthcare records were compromised in the U.S. alone in Q1 2015. […]




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