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Patches Pending for Medical Devices Hit By WannaCry

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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:32 PM

Patches Pending for Medical Devices Hit By WannaCry
by Chris Brook May 18, 2017 , 10:18 am

It was initially thought just Windows machines were vulnerable but it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that medical devices and industrial control systems were subjected to the perils of this weekend’s WannaCry ransomware outburst as well.
Over the past few days the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) along with several medical device vendors have begun warning consumers of the risk the malware poses and mitigations that should be implemented by hospitals and factories that deploy software on vulnerable versions of Windows with SMBv1 enabled.

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