OK, so maybe it’s not exactly on the CDCs top 5 list of contagious diseases. but this thing is causing havoc in healthcare. The scoop is that a new hacking group called “Orangeworm” has been discovered by Symantec. These bad dudes have been active since 2015 and their top target is healthcare organizations.
Apparently Orangeworm’s jam is to install the trojan “Kwampirs” on machines controlling software of sensitive healthcare equipment’s including X-Ray and MRI machines. From there, Kwampirs opens a backdoor, allowing the attacker to remotely steal information and control machines. Not good at all. It can even spread across a network if the target is big enough. You can bet the good guys are working on a cyber-antidote.