Appthority, the mobile app security firm revealed that a security threat affecting more than 3,000 mobile apps exposes around 4 million protected health records such as prescription details and sensitive chat messages.
Serious security flaws were discovered in Philips, GE and Silex medical devices that, if exploited, could allow authorized access and let a hacker obtain elevated privileges, according to two separate U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICS-CERT alerts issued this month.
It is a disturbing, but true fact that medical devices are hacked. Medical devices have inbuilt software, and hackers try to breach this. Medical device cybersecurity is thus critical, because lack of it can bring harm to patients who use medical devices that come with software built into them.
The FoI request was sent by enterprise IT firm Intercity Technology to as many as 143 NHS trusts in England. Out of these, 80 responded, of which 25 reported outages across their IT systems during the period from January 2015 to February 2018.
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