Medical sector emerges as latest front in cybersecurity battle

The Food and Drug Administration issued new security guidelines for manufacturers on a range of medical devices after analysts discovered vital equipment, including pacemakers and computers used to view CT scans, is vulnerable to computer viruses and other forms of hacking. Billy Rios and Terry McCorkle of the cybersecurity firm Cylance gained access to hundreds of devices from 50 manufacturers by exploiting weak password protection.

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