Cybercriminals target internet-connected medical devices

The Republic

It’s a small space, just 450 square feet, in a former garage at the 16 Tech innovation district, crammed with computer equipment.

But inside the lab, which has been open about a month, four information technology specialists at Indiana University Health are about to begin testing hundreds or even thousands of medical devices, from blood pressure monitors to electrocardiogram machines, to make sure they are secure.

They are on a mission to make sure hackers can’t get in and shut down a patient’s medical device, or perhaps worse, freeze a hospital’s entire network.

Hackers have shown security experts at safety conventions that...

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