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Healthcare facilities can be compromised by malware that infects medical devices

March 16, 2017

Insecurable medical systems can be compromised by malware, according to an article on the Boing Boing website.

The poor security of the medical device can provide an opening for identity thieves.

One trojan, Medjack, can enter healthcare facilities by penetrating badly secured diagnostic and administrative systems and then fans out across the network, cracking patient record systems, the article said.

One security firm said that "every time" they visit a healthcare facility, they find Medjack infections running rampant on the network.

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