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White Hats Hack 12 U.S. Hospitals, Find Patient Data Highly Vulnerable

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White Hats Hack 12 U.S. Hospitals, Find Patient Data Highly Vulnerable

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This article was posted on Tuesday, 22:35, UTC.

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 out by malicious attackers could…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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