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BlackBerry Ltd Prepares For More Cyber-Threats With Medical Hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) took the stage to demonstrate the way in which a terrorist could access an infusion pump inside a hospital and give patients a lethal morphine dose. The demonstration was held in New York City, during the global security forum conducted by the Canadian firm, which is keen to establish itself as a major provider of security for all kinds of equipment that connect to the internet. BlackBerry QNX, a security expert In the demonstration, the Canadian company showed how a would-be-terrorist got access to the wirelessly connected pump, which is a standard hospital item, hacked its password and issued remote commands on a computer to change the way it dispensed morphine. BlackBerry QNX is largely seen as an operating system that could apparently prevent such attacks on infusion pumps. BlackBerry bought QNX after buying QNX Software Systems in 2010. QNX is also one of the major features in BlackBerry’s latest handset operating system, BlackBerry 10. QNX has become the major platform across every walk of life from power generation systems to wind turbines, nuclear stations and hydroelectricity plans. QNX is in 50 million cars to drive computing and fuel infotainment systems, BlackBerry informed those who attended the […]

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New breed of identity thieves targeting your medical records

There’s a new breed of identity thieves. They’re not after just a credit card number. They want your medical records. But are medical providers doing enough to protect those records? These days, patients are counting on their medical providers to […]

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Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices

Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices



A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security tells Reuters that government experts are now investigating upwards of two dozen instances in which high-tech medical products may be prone to hackers. “It isn’t out of the realm of the […]

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Hackers’ 12-hour assault on NZ medical database

Hackers’ 12-hour assault on NZ medical database



Police are investigating after attempts were allegedly made to hack a nationwide patient database. In an email obtained by the Otago Daily Times, Dunedin-based clinical adviser for the Southern Primary Health Organisation, Keith Abbott, warned GPs and health organisations about […]

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Harley Medical Group,Cosmetic Surgery firm Hacked

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The Harley Medical Group, a leading cosmetic surgery provider has been hacked by a computer hacker who may have accessed details of nearly 500,000 people considering procedures. The Harley Medical Group said it believed the cyber-attack was an attempt to extort money from the company and it had contacted police. Around 480,000 initial inquiry forms submitted online may have been accessed and they include a potential client’s name, address and telephone number, the company confirmed. The form also lists cosmetic procedures, including breast enlargements, liposuction and tummy tucks, in which potential clients can express an interest. The Harley Medical Group …continue reading

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Medical institutions face cybersecurity threats, according to report

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security The Ponemon Institute has just released The

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Smiths Detection receives $42 million U.S. Army order for mobile medical shelters

Top Priority Sector:  cbrne_detection Edgewood, MD-based Smiths Detection has received a $42 million follow-on production order from the U.S. Army for Chemical Biological Protective Shelters (CBPS) to equip the National Guard. Read More….

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Legislation would not affect eligibility of grants for medical preparedness, says CBO

Jacob Goodwin Top Priority Sector:  law_enforcement_first_responders Read More….

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Legislation would not affect eligibility of grant monies for medical preparedness, says CBO

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