Medtronic’s Implantable Defibrillators Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thursday issued an advisory warning people of severe vulnerabilities in over a dozen heart defibrillators that could allow attackers to fully hijack them remotely, potentially putting lives of millions of patients at risk. Cardioverter Read More …

Retro tech leaves NHS open to cyber-attacks, say researchers

Hackers could gain access to NHS networks by exploiting vulnerabilities in fax machines, security researchers have suggested. Staff at Check Point Software discovered exploits in widely-used fax machines that enable hackers to spread malware through a malicious image file. Malware can Read More …

Philips Vulnerability Exposes Sensitive Cardiac Patient Information

The unpatched flaw would allow a bad actor to execute information-exfiltrating malware, backdoors, ransomware or any other kind of bad code he or she chose. A vulnerability in the Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular (ISCV) line of medical data management products would Read More …

KRACK Vulnerability Puts Medical Devices At Risk

A slew of devices from medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) are vulnerable to the infamous KRACK key-reinstallation attack, potentially enabling hackers to change and exfiltrate patient records. The KRACK vulnerability, discovered last October, is an industry-wide glitch in the Read More …

Exploits Available for Siemens Molecular Imaging Vulnerabilities

Siemens is readying patches for a number of vulnerabilities in its molecular imaging products, including some where public exploits are available. Advisories published Thursday by the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) indicate that the flaws are remotely Read More …