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Medtronic's Implantable Defibrillators Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks

Medtronic's Implantable Defibrillators Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks

March 22, 2019Swati Khandelwal
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thursday issued an advisory warning people of severe vulnerabilities in over a dozen heart defib...
Boys Town Healthcare Data Breach Exposed Personal Details of Patients

Boys Town Healthcare Data Breach Exposed Personal Details of Patients

July 30, 2018Wang Wei
Another day, Another data breach! This time-sensitive and personal data of hundreds of thousands of people at Boys Town National Resear...
Hackers Can Remotely Access Syringe Infusion Pumps to Deliver Fatal Overdoses

Hackers Can Remotely Access Syringe Infusion Pumps to Deliver Fatal Overdoses

September 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Internet-of-things are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much easier wi...
FDA Recalls Nearly Half a Million Pacemakers Over Hacking Fears

FDA Recalls Nearly Half a Million Pacemakers Over Hacking Fears

September 01, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Almost half a million people in the United States are highly recommended to get their pacemakers updated, as they are vulnerable to hacki...
Malware Encoded Into DNA Hacks the Computer that Reads It

Malware Encoded Into DNA Hacks the Computer that Reads It

August 10, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you know — 1 Gram of DNA Can Store 1,000,000,000 Terabyte of Data for 1000+ Years? Even in March this year, a team of researchers s...
Over 8,600 Vulnerabilities Found in Pacemakers

Over 8,600 Vulnerabilities Found in Pacemakers

June 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
" If you want to keep living, Pay a ransom, or die ." This could happen, as researchers have found thousands of vulnerabilities...
Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 Ransom to Hacker for Unlocking Medical Records

Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 Ransom to Hacker for Unlocking Medical Records

February 18, 2016Unknown
Ransomware has seriously turned on to a noxious game of Hackers to get paid effortlessly. Once again the heat was felt by the Los An...
Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

Medical Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

October 23, 2012Mohit Kumar
A heart defibrillator remotely controlled by a villainous hacker to trigger a fatal heart attack? Yes now its possible, The Government Accou...
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