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GAO warns of security flaws in IoT, medical devices

The WannaCry ransomware attack that hit the U.K. National Health Service has brought attention to the vulnerabilities in outdated hospital systems, particularly medical devices. A recent assessment by the Government Accountability Office highlights the flaws in IoT adoption, leaving healthcare systems susceptible to cyber attacks. Medical devices are particularly vulnerable due to their lack of security measures, and hackers can use malware to compromise devices and gain access to sensitive information. The report emphasizes the need for increased cybersecurity in IoT products and services.

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