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Comment: Re:Small doc offices as well (Score 1) 55

by Lunix Nutcase (#48689445) Attached to: 2015 Could Be the Year of the Hospital Hack

If you have physical access to those same offices you could can easily steal their paper records. Most such offices have horrendous physical security.

During high school and college I worked in the medical records department of a mid-size hospital. It would have been trivially easy to tamper with or even photocopy and walk out with patient records.

Comment: Re:Hospitals are a stupid target (Score 1) 55

by Lunix Nutcase (#48689325) Attached to: 2015 Could Be the Year of the Hospital Hack

3: Just wanton screwing around with medical records. If someone took a million records and just changed stuff like what meds people were allergic to and what conditions they have, it would render the whole database poisoned. Doing that, a hacker could utterly destroy and shutter a hospital, and wherever the tainted medical records went to. Of course, just the threat of this will get payouts in the tens of millions. Remember, it just takes one zero in a medicine dose to go from therapeutic to lethal in a lot of cases.

You do realize that people can already do that with paper records as well right? There's also much less effort involved.

Comment: Re:Tip of the iceberg (Score 2) 117

by Lunix Nutcase (#48676871) Attached to: NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance

And with all honesty, I'm really curious how much flack the NSA will receive now that Sony was put into the dark ages by one of the least connected countries in the world.

Hopefully a lot. Had they been focusing on such foreign threats rather than warrantless, blanket surveillance of US citizens they might have been able to prevent it.

And as for the analyst who was spying on her spouse, she's damn lucky she got a slap on the wrist. She could have gotten much, much worse for that.

You honestly think that what she did is an isolated incident? Did you miss the LOVEINT fiasco? And that's just what is reported publicly.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)