Surgeon believes hackers ‘led warplanes to Syrian hospital’ after targeting his computer after remote surgery
This is the stuff nightmares are made of. Hayley Dixon, Aisha Majid, and Steven Swinford report:
A British surgeon who helped carry out operations in Aleppo fears that the hacking of his computer led to a hospital being bombed by suspected Russian warplanes.
In a world first, renowned consultant David Nott gave remote instructions via Skype and WhatsApp which allowed doctors to carry out surgery in an underground hospital.
But, after footage was broadcast by the BBC, Mr Nott believes his computer was targeted, allowing hackers to gain the coordinates of the M10 hospital.
Weeks later a “bunker buster” bomb destroyed the M10 when warplanes, believed to be Russian, delivered a direct hit to the operating theatre, killing two patients and permanently closing the hospital.
Read more on The Telegraph.
Where are the whitehats to help these doctors secure their communications enough to enable remote surgery without blackhats being able to interfere or steal valuable intel?