Lumension® Endpoint Intelligence Center

Intelligence Center » News Archive » Thousands of 'directly hackable' hospital devices exposed online

Thousands of 'directly hackable' hospital devices exposed online


The Register - (International) Two security researchers from Protiviti and NeoHapsis presented at Derbycon on how vulnerabilities in thousands of critical medical systems including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines and nuclear medical devices, were found exposed online through the Shodan search engine. The researchers were able to manipulate search terms specifically targeting specialty clinics and found thousands with misconfiguration and direct attack vectors.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:25:22