22 January 2020

Cyber-Hacking: Your Mind and Health

If they’re writing about it, it is old news, not fake!

Israeli cyber expert: Healthcare is world's most cyber-targeted industry. Cyber insecurity cost the healthcare industry an estimated $4 billion in 2019

One billion medical records, which include X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scans belonging to patients in the United States, were exposed to the public in 2019, TechCrunch reported.

According to Elad Luz, head of research at CyberMDX, an Israeli-led company based in the US that is a pioneer in healthcare cyber intelligence, this happened because a certain piece of software is available to the public. “It’s important to be clear that this situation is not about a breach or hack, per se,” he told The Jerusalem Post in an interview on Monday. “This is about hospital’s installing and configuring their data infrastructure incorrectly and insecurely managing their medical technologies.”

Read more at JPost

** Hacking of Your Mind and Your Medical Records **
what more do they need?
The human mind is in danger of being hacked, 
warns Israeli author Yuval Harari

Israeli academic Yuval Noah Harari of Hebrew University and Huawei Technologies CEO Ren Zhengei speculate about the dangers technology pose to the privacy of the mind.

Humans are in more danger from the future technological invasion of their minds than they are from a foreign military force taking over their country, warned Yuval Noah Harari, the best selling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Harari, who is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, warned technology would soon enable some corporations and governments to hack human beings. There is a lot of talk of hacking computers, smartphones, computers, emails, bank accounts, but the really big thing is hacking human beings,” said Harari. He explained that to do this, one needs biological and personal data as well as computer power.

“If you have enough data about me and enough computer power and biological knowledge, you can hack my body, my brain, my life,” [. . .] “You can reach a point where you know me better than I know myself,” Harari said.

Read more at JPost

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