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Medical Devices Hit By Ransomware For The First Time In US Hospitals

Author: Craig Young / Source: Information Security Buzz

In the aftermath of the WannaCry attack, Medical devices at U.S. Hospitals have now been hit by ransomware by a stolen National Security Agency Hacking tool. Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire was on hand to comment and gives his reasoning to why these hospital vulnerabilities were not fixed beforehand.

Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire:

Medical devices often use operating systems from the Microsoft’s Windows Embedded product line. Unfortunately, these systems are not always easy to patch for a variety of reasons. Security fixes on embedded…

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