Cyber security vulnerabilities from hospital networked medical devices are putting not only protected health information at risk but also patient safety, according to a two-year investigation which found rampant security flaws at a dozen U.S. healthcare facilities.

Independent Security Evaluators, a firm based in Baltimore, conducted the assessment of 12 hospitals around the country and discovered that all of them had very serious security issues that potentially could enable hackers to easily deploy remote attacks targeting and compromising patient health.

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