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Hacking group attacks healthcare imaging devices

US-based software firm Symantec has reported that a new attack group called Orangeworm is targeting global healthcare and related sectors in the US, Europe and Asia.

The group is found to have already infected computers associated with medical imaging devices such as MRIs and X-Rays using a custom backdoor malware called Trojan.Kwampirs.

It has also attacked machines that are used for helping patients to complete their consent forms.