Malaware adds or substracts cancerous nodes from scans

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radnyc
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Malaware adds or substracts cancerous nodes from scans

Postby radnyc » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:47 pm

DX Jan '10, at 47
Feb - colon resection - 2/17 nodes
April - liver mets - Stage 4
3 months Folfox chemotherapy
August '10 liver resection and HAI pump
7 months chemo FUDR HAI and Folfiri systemic
NED since August 2010
Last treatment April '11
HAI Pump removed Dec '15

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juliej
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Re: Malaware adds or substracts cancerous nodes from scans

Postby juliej » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:58 pm

Well, this is worrisome. Hospitals need to use encryption across their networks and to use digital signatures to prevent this kind of thing from happening.

Everyone knows about HIPAA's privacy rules, but no one thinks about the data from their CT scan being compromised. Genome sequencing data would be even easier to manipulate. Flip a few characters and your mutations/variants could tell a whole other story. Of course, there should be a special place in hell for people who would do something like that.

Here's a video of how it works from the Cyber Security Labs @ Ben Gurion University for the curious (or paranoid) out there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mkRAArj-x0

Thanks, radnyc, for posting this!

Juliej
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
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Re: Malaware adds or substracts cancerous nodes from scans

Postby CRguy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:21 pm

Very scary proposition for sure ... BUTT this example is a white hat hacking to expose vulnerabilities

Basically anything with a microchip and/or an IP address is potentially hackable.

Yes JJ it is a sick world we live in sometimes
BUTT .. that is exactly why we always need to be on guard and proactive

Thanks for the post radnyc

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Re: Malaware adds or substracts cancerous nodes from scans

Postby Pyro » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:42 am

A “what if” article made for clicks and glaringly political, moving on.
Aug 2015- Diag Stage 4 CC with liver Mets(38/m)
Sep 2015- Avastin/Folfox/Iron
Dec 2015-Not liver surgery candidate
Jan 2016- Erbitux/Folfiri, 2nd opinion at MDA in TX
Feb 2016 -MDA liver surgery
Mar 2016 -30% of left lobe rem, PVE
May 2016 - 70% of liver rem
Jun 2016-Rad
Jan 2017-perm colost @MDA
Jul 2017-Erb/FOLFURI
Nov 2017 -Lung & Liver ablations@MDA
Jan 2018 -Xeloda & Avastin mx
Jul 2018-Avast/FOLFURI
Sep 2018-Rad
Mar 2019 - Keytruda fail, CEA @36
Jun 2019 - FOLFURI until I can’t stand it

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juliej
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Re: Malaware adds or substracts cancerous nodes from scans

Postby juliej » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:59 pm

CRguy wrote:Very scary proposition for sure ... BUTT this example is a white hat hacking to expose vulnerabilities

Good point, CRguy!!!

White hat hackers are an integral part of the cybersecurity community. Without them, we'd never know of the many exploits perpetrated on our personal computers, cell phones, wireless networks, etc -- let alone really scary things like infrastructure and weapons systems!

JJ
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 6/13/2019, CEA<1


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