Hacker Reconnaissance of a Hospital Network
Gone forever are the days when a patient was treated by a single physician. Today, a team of physicians and specialized medical technicians rely on complex medical equipment to diagnose and treat patients. This collaboration is made possible because electronic medical records (EMRs) securely store large amounts of medical and clinical information, which is exchanged electronically among healthcare entities by an industry-specific Medical-Grade Network (MGN). This medical information is susceptible to being stolen or held for ransom and malicious hackers can even take direct control of connected active and passive medical devices over the internet and injure patients.