Security researchers have found a resurgence of Conficker and networm32.kido.ibmalware that is being used to attack IoT Hospital Devices like MRI machines, CT scanners to steal patient medical records from hospitals. Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire commented below.

Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire:

tim_erlin“Keeping devices on current operating systems, updating software and installing security patches might not be exciting, but it’s proven to reduce the number of successful attacks. As other industries have ramped up security due to increased breach activity, attackers are migrating to less protected targets. Hospitals contain valuable data and a lower security profile, making them next on the list. Information security professionals in the hospital community should use this report as an opportunity to educate their executives and broader IT partners about the very real risks facing the industry.”

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