Encryption standards for medical devices ‘need to be mandatory’
Pangea Connected’s system developer, Dr Arslan Usman, said IoT medical devices need to be better regulated to boost cyber security efforts.
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NHSmail registers 11 million blocked attacks in three years
According to the information released by NHS Digital, the NHSmail system blocked a total of 11.35m email attacks between since 2016.
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Genomics England says DNA data not moved due to hacking attempts
Responding to reports that genetics data belonging to some 85,000 individuals had been moved to a secure Ministry of Defence (MoD) base in Wiltshire after multiple hacking attempts, Genomics England said it had ‘no evidence’ that it had been targeted when contacted by Digital Health News.
Cyber security news round up
Our latest cyber security round up looks at hacked patient monitoring systems and FBI fears of an imminent “cash out” attack on ATMs worldwide.
Orangeworm: Hospitals worldwide warned of ‘aggressive’ malware
Security researchers have identified a hacking group that has been targeting medical equipment in hospitals across the globe, including the UK.
Patient death from hacked medical devices plausible, says top Kaspersky security researcher
A leading cyber security analyst at Kaspersky Lab has warned there is a viable danger of hacked medical devices resulting in patient deaths.
Cybersecurity news round-up
The cybersecurity for health IT round-up covers the security risk of “brainjacking” and need for firmware updates for a company’s cardiac pacemakers.
Davey Winder: older does not mean wiser
Healthcare IT devices and software are expected to work hard for a long time. From a security point of view, that is not a good thing.
Fancy Bears hackers use plain old phishing to steal health records
The World Anti-Doping Agency has been hacked. What’s that to do with healthcare IT? Well, it was health records that were targeted, using a strategy that the NHS should be on guard against, says Davey Winder.
US insurer Anthem suffers hack attack
As many as 80 million customers of US health insurer, Anthem, have had their personal information stolen in a hacking attack for which it has apologised on its website.