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Title Advanced Hackers Infect X-Ray Machines In Healthcare Espionage   hot icon  
Date 2018-04-30 Hit 36
 

Title: Advanced Hackers Infect X-Ray Machines In Healthcare Espionage

 

Author: Thomas Fox-Brewster, Forbes

 

Date: 23 April 2018

 

Abstract: Yet another hacker crew has been battering the healthcare industry in recent months. But rather than just aim for the PCs, its also gotten footholds on the computers controlling X-Ray, MRI and other medical machines, according to a report from Symantec on Thursday. The hacker group, dubbed Orangeworm, is mainly targeting American healthcare organizations, though there are a number of victims worldwide, including in Asia and Europe. But rather than do anything destructive, Orangeworm is likely using leverage on those medical devices - designed to process and view images from X-Ray and MRI machines - to learn more about them as part of an ongoing corporate espionage operation, Symantec said.

 

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/04/23/x-ray-machines-taken-over-by-healthcare-hackers/#641cea9844c8

 



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