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Medicine Security

Hackers Penetrate Top Medical Device Makers 76

An anonymous reader writes "Hackers have penetrated the computer networks of the country's top medical device makers, The Chronicle has learned. The attacks struck Medtronic, the world's largest medical device maker, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical sometime during the first half of 2013 and might have lasted as long as several months, according to a source close to the companies."
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Hackers Penetrate Top Medical Device Makers

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  • Internet of Things (Score:3, Informative)

    by JCHerbsleb (2881347) on Monday February 10, 2014 @10:05AM (#46209811)
    Welcome to the Internet of Things. Now, IT Security is not simply a venue to stop embarrassment (website defacements), disruption (DDoS), and exposure (SQLi), but potentially a life and death issue. Disruption of a pacemaker, insulin pump, etc. can have a very real impact. Perhaps a modern day "Pinto" incident will change the view of IT Security from an expense item to a necessary partner.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long