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Hospitals Target of Orangeworm Malware

The cybersecurity software and services company, Symantec, has identified a malware coined Orangeworm that is targeting the healthcare industry by installing a backdoor access to operating systems called Trojan.  40 percent of the confirmed victims of this malware hacking operation are in healthcare.  Additional victims have been found in supply-chain vendors to the industry.

The ultimate intent of the hackers is not known, but the Orangeworm allows attackers to remotely access machines and then spread over a system’s network collecting data of interest.  Vulnerable victims include healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, IT vendors, and equipment manufacturers for the industry.

Read more in The Register.

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