Hackers are targeting medical devices in hospitals, not for the data in the devices but to establish a back door that provides access to an organization’s entire information network.

Medical devices such as radiation oncology and fluoroscopy radiology systems, PACS systems and X-ray machines are attractive malware vehicles because they typically have been in use for many years and run older versions of Windows operating systems that have not been adequately updated, says Anthony James, chief marketing officer at TrapX.

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