National Electronic Medical Record System Under Constant, Growing and Unchecked State of Cyber Attack

Via The Daily Caller:

A new study released Wednesday from a Silicon Valley cyber security company found that U.S. health care organizations are the targets of repeated and increasing successful cyber attacks.

Security research institute SANS, working in partnership with Norse, found 375 health institutions were successfully hacked between September 2012 and October 2013, exposing patient information and bypassing firewalls to access sensitive devices like radiology software, mail servers, conference systems, webcams and printers.

Attacks continue to increase as medical facilities adopt more devices equipped with Internet connectivity, and many of the successfully hacked systems are still compromised because the breaches haven’t been detected yet.

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