Patient and hospital records are at serious risk of hacking attacks, according to a two-year study of healthcare facilities by Independent Security Evaluators, based in Baltimore, Md. The 71-page study assessed security at 12 hospitals, two health data facilities, two medical devices from one manufacturer, and two web applications. The assessment took place over a two-year period.
Evaluators attacked medical organizations in controlled settings. The attacks included compromising drug dispensers, patient monitoring systems and check-in kiosks. The attacks on drug dispensers took place after infections using USB sticks that were left on hospital premises. Such attacks carried [...]