The Cybersecurity Stakes Just Keep Getting Bigger
Hackers have ransomed hospitals, shut down the internet and are accused of influencing the U.S. election. And the risks are growing.LEARN MORE
The FDA said there were no reported hacks, but the opportunity was there.
St. Jude Medical updated its implantable cardiac devices after the Food and Drug Administration said they were vulnerable to hackers.
An FDA statement said cyber intruders could have attacked pacemakers and defibrillators by draining their batteries or making them send out the wrong pacing or shocks. That could be life-threatening.
The problem should be fixed now, and it appears no devices actually got hacked. But medical devices with lax security are surprisingly common.
In October, Johnson & Johnson notified more than 100,000 patients that their insulin pumps could be vulnerable to hackers, who could change a pump's dosage or shut it down entirely.
And it's not just devices attached to people's bodies. One hacking expert said most hospitals are more than 10 years behind on cybersecurity practices.
One expert explains why you might want to use an alternative, and shares ways you can keep your data safe.
As data breaches and data extortion become more common, the cybersecurity field in the U.S. is facing layoffs and shortages.
Attacks on MGM Resorts and Caesars took vacationers by surprise, but security experts predict more are coming, and show how to best protect yourself.
Kevin McCarthy has had his eyes on the role of Speaker of the House since at least 2015. Now he's been removed from the post after 269 days.
Police told Morgan State University to shelter as they responded to an active shooter in the area. Multiple people were reportedly shot around 9 p.m.
President Biden held a call Tuesday morning with nearly a dozen leaders of allies and partners to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Ukraine.