Hackers Invade Hospital Networks Through Insecure Medical Equipment

By Alan Grau

“Oh no, not again,” sings Rod Stewart in his 1984 song “Infatuation.” That’s how I felt in reading an early version of a report on medical device hacking from TrapX Labs, a cybersecurity research team within security system maker TrapX, scheduled to be released on 15 June.

The report, “Anatomy of an Attack–Medical Device Hijack (MEDJACK),” describes in detail three situations in which hackers were able to get into supposedly secure hospital networks, collecting valuable information, by targeting medical devices.  …[Read more]