FBI Warns of Serious Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices

Published on
16/09/2022 09:51 AM

The FBI has warned that healthcare providers using outdated medical devices could have profound cybersecurity implications. 

The American intelligence service stated earlier this week that medical devices having these flaws may not only affect the day-to-day operations of hospitals and clinics, but may also jeopardise the safety of patients. 

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Insulin pumps, defibrillators and pacemakers are among the life-saving pieces of apparatus that contain these security vulnerabilities.

Raj Samani, SVP Chief Scientist at Rapid7, said: “It’s imperative that organisations acknowledge the importance of security and privacy within the healthcare sector, and more specifically for medical devices. Therefore, having public sector...

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