FBI: Web-Connected Medical Devices Could Pose Risk
The FBI last week issued an alert about potential cybersecurity risks related to devices that automatically connect to the Web, such as insulin dispensers and wireless heart monitors. The FBI in the alert notes potential vulnerabilities that can result in intentional tampering with the devices and theft of personal information. Further, the FBI cautions that unprotected medical devices used in home health care, including those used for transmitting personal monitoring data or time-dispensing medicines, are a "ripe target" for cybercriminals.
- "FBI Issues Cyber Alert for 'Internet of Things' Medical Devices" (Slabodkin, Health Data Management, 9/15).