5-28-19 – News This Past Week

‘Why do we need to wait for people to be hurt?’ Medical cyber attacks soar 1400%
Strapped to a stretcher, surrounded by medics, nurses and doctors, a middle-aged man was about to play patient zero in what America’s health care industry fears could be the next major pandemic: “cybergeddon.”
https://www.sfgate.com/healthredesign/article/medical-cyber-attacks-terrorism-hospital-health-13853912.php

General Motors designs a new “brain and nervous system” for its vehicles
A common criticism of the increasingly digital nature of new cars and trucks is that all these new features are being shoehorned into systems that were not designed with features like connectivity in mind.
https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/05/general-motors-designs-a-new-brain-and-nervous-system-for-its-vehicles/

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore’s Government Computers Hostage, and It’s Not Even Close to Over
But the city has not paid. In the two weeks since, Baltimore citizens have not had access to many city services. The city payment services and email systems are still offline
https://gizmodo.com/hackers-are-holding-baltimores-government-computers-hos-1834948639

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