Cyber outlaws starting to see medical imaging systems as juicy hack targets

Healthcare hackers with bad intent are increasingly steering clear of hospital computer networks and, instead, going after more vulnerable “backdoor” entrances—not least imaging machinery.

Covering a new report from TrapX Security, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry notes that 2016 has already seen cyberattacks at 18 North American hospitals. And the cybercriminals have targeted “a variety of capital equipment and imaging systems, including a radiation oncology system, an X-ray machine, and a picture archiving and communication system (PACS).”

Read the MD+DI article and consider downloading the TrapX report: