Medical devices next on hackers' target list?

April 5, 2010 by MassDevice

Hackers have already hijacked a patient support website for epileptics, MRI machines and electronic medical records. Are implantable medical devices next?

Medical devices next on hackers' target list?

Computer hackers have already hijacked medical targets, including MRI machines, electronic medical records systems and even a patient-support website for epileptics. Researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine are calling for improvements to the security and privacy of implantable medical devices.

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