Malware Removes Cancer Tumors From CT Scans — And Fools Radiologists

The Internet of Medical Things has never been secure. Now researchers have revealed just how dangerous this can actually be…

That the Internet of Medical Things is insecure isn’t exactly surprising, to the cybersecurity community at least. However, that researchers were able to create malware capable of exploiting vulnerabilities in CT and MRI scanners in order to either add or delete tumors from the imaging takes this insecurity problem to a new level. The researchers, part of the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, have developed malware that can automatically alter the imaging before it gets seen by a doctor or radiologist.

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