An important article in yesterday’s edition of Becker’s Hospital Review (Becker’s Health IT), by Dan L. Dodson, provides further information on the increases in ransomware and other attacks in healthcare in 2017, as entitled, “Connected medical devices at high risk”. According to Dodson: “The malicious WannaCry ransomware attack spread to over 150 countries and impacted over 300,000 devices in May. The world experienced another massive cyber-attack in June, Petya, which forced one hospital to rebuild all their hard drives as they were unable to access data and they needed to provide clean access to their electronic medical record (EMR).”
It goes on to indicate that: “Cybersecurity risks don’t stop with ransom attacks or traditional IT devices. A malicious actor could make their way into a pacemaker or insulin pump, potentially causing a lot more damage to a patient than an attack on a computer or server.”
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