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FDA warns users of cyber vulnerability in pacemaker programmers

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The FDA has issued a cybersecurity advisory for two models of programmers used on cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators.

Health care cyber experts tout progress in vulnerability disclosure at BSides Vegas

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The delicate process for disclosing software and hardware bugs in medical devices has made important strides in recent years as the threat of lawsuits against security researchers has receded.

Phishing attack exposes data of more than a million patients across Midwest

by Mark Satter • 3 months ago

The incident affected UnityPoint Health, a network of hospitals, clinics, and home care services in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

LabCorp attack highlights persistent ransomware threat to health sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Ransomware has hit the vast medical-testing and blood diagnostics company LabCorp, the latest health care organization to be targeted by the hostage-taking malware.

‘Orangeworm’ hacking campaign hits X-ray and MRI machines

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

A newly disclosed hacking campaign has infected multinational healthcare firms through malware that has threatened X-ray and MRI machines, cybersecurity firm Symantec warned.

Lawmakers want to know how to mitigate cyber risk in medical devices

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 6 months ago

Replace the device? Patch the software? Lawmakers want to know how to protect legacy medical equipment from cyberthreats.

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