2019/04/03: Security researchers in Israel dupe real doctors into misdiagnosing patients by hacking hospital X-ray-scanning machines and altering the images they produced.
Hackers trying to steal your data is one thing, but what if they tried to trick your doctors into thinking you had cancer? Or fooled them into ignoring it?
It's a ruse that's not as far-fetched as you might think. Security researchers in Israel recently duped real doctors into misdiagnosing patients by hacking a hospital X-ray scanning machine and altering the images it produced.
"In particular, we show how easily an attacker can access a hospital's network, and then inject or remove lung cancers from a patient's CT scan,"