IT Security

“Attackers Wrapping New Tools in Old Malware to Target Medical Devices”

A new report from TrapX Security, a global leader in deception-based cyber security, warned this week that malware attackers are now targeting medical devices running outdated operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7. These outdated systems give attackers safe harbors within hospital networks for carrying out data theft in a nearly undetectable manner. TrapX released a report named “Anatomy of an Attack-Medical Device Hijack 2”, in which it explains how attackers have evolved and by camouflaging old malware with new techniques, attackers are able to successfully bypass traditional security mechanisms to gain entry into healthcare networks to access sensitive data. For the full article, click here