Expert Reacted On Patient Dies After Hackers Attack Hospital In Germany

A patient has died as result of a cyberattack at a German hospital. As per hospital investogation, hacker attacked a weak spot in “widely used commercial add-on software,” resulting in system crashed and the hospital wasn’t able to access data; emergency patients were taken elsewhere and operations postponed. Cybersecurity experts reacted below on this critical incident.


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Tim Erlin, VP of Product Management and Strategy ,  Tripwire
September 18, 2020
Delays in treatment, regardless of the cause, can be life-threatening.
When cyberattacks impact critical systems, there can be real-world consequences. We’re not used to thinking of cyberattacks in terms of life and death, but that was the case here. Delays in treatment, regardless of the cause, can be life-threatening. Ransomware doesn’t just suddenly appear on systems. It has to get there through exploited vulnerabilities, phishing, or other means. While we te ....
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