News broke that researchers at Symantec have discovered that a new cybercriminal group is installing custom malware onto the systems of organizations in and related sectors in order to conduct corporate . The hacker group, dubbed Orangeworm, is mainly targeting American healthcare organizations, though there are a number of victims worldwide, including in Asia and Europe. Professor Giovanni Vigna, CTO and Co-Founder of Lastline commented below.

Professor Giovanni Vigna, CTO and Co-Founder at Lastline:

- giovanni vigna - Advanced Hackers Infect X-Ray Machines In Healthcare Espionage“Healthcare device are a enticing target for , as they are not upgraded and monitored as aggressively as other components (such as desktops and laptops). Since the operating system of these devices possibly controls life-critical systems, it is finely tuned and not automatically updated. This situation makes it easy to break into outdated versions of the OS and remain permanently entrenched into the platform.”



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