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Hospitals vulnerable to cyber attacks on just about everything

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: March 10, 2016 in Industry News

They entered the hospital and moved from floor to floor, dropping malware-laced USB thumb drives where staffers might tend to pick them up.

Before they entered the facility, the security researchers at Independent Security Evaluators had disguised the drives, labeling them with the hospital’s logo.

Within 24 hours, infection spread as hospital employees used the bobbytrapped drives at nursing stations that obediently called in to request malware from the researchers’ server.

 

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