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- September 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm #308877
Woman dies after hackers cause it failure. Incident may be first time a patient’s death has been directly attributed to a ransomware attack.
- September 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm #308879
Very unfortunate, but this was bound to happen at some time. Hospital security is notoriously poor, with a lot of them running on weak anti-virus software (assuming that they actually have any) and old operating systems, like Windows 95 old.
- September 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm #308880
> Germany’s cybersecurity agency, the Federal Office for Information Security, was called in to shore up the hospital’s systems. Its chief, Arne Schönbohm, said the Citrix flaw had been known about since December 2019 and called on healthcare facilities not to delay IT security upgrades.
I’m sorry, but people in the hospital management should be made responsible for that. The “hacker” used a security vulnerability that has been known worldwide since almost a year — it is entirely on them to secure their systems against such a low hanging fruit.
- September 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm #308881
Weren’t there a few deaths during the WannaCry incident?
- September 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm #308882
When passing laws it’s always a slippery slope, but I would be for legislation which doubles penalties for cyber crimes committed against hospitals. Also, if these individuals are caught I believe the charge of homicide is appropriate.
- September 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm #308883
>Cause it failure
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