Hackers hit imaging devices
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.