Siemens medical imaging devices become cybersecurity scapegoats

Scott E. Rupp reports:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that some of the Siemens medical imaging devices that run Windows 7 software are vulnerable to cyberattack. If hacked, these specific Siemens devices allow for the ability to “remotely execute arbitrary code,” DHS says.

The alert from DHS’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) says Germany-based Siemens identified four vulnerabilities in the medical imaging products and is preparing patches.

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