Hack­ers hit imag­ing de­vices

Health Data Management - - NEWSLINE -

Data se­cu­rity ven­dor Sy­man­tec is warn­ing of a new and sig­nif­i­cantly dan­ger­ous hacker ring tar­get­ing large health­care or­ga­ni­za­tions in the United States, Europe and Asia. It iden­ti­fied a pre­vi­ously un­known group called Orange­worm that has been ob­served in­stalling a cus­tom back­door called “Tro­jan.Kwam­pirs,” the ven­dor notes. Orange­worm is look­ing for tar­gets to en­gage in cor­po­rate es­pi­onage in health­care and other in­dus­tries. Tar­gets are cho­sen care­fully and de­lib­er­ately with ex­ten­sive plan­ning be­fore an at­tack is made, Sy­man­tec ex­perts con­tend. Data from the se­cu­rity or­ga­ni­za­tion sug­gests that health­care is the hack­ers’ top tar­get— it says 39 per­cent of at­tacks have been aimed at health­care or­ga­ni­za­tions.

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