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Hospital Robot Vulnerabilities Promptly Caught, Killed


Aethon's TUG autonomous robot.

Said Cynerio's Asher Brass, “If attackers were able to exploit JekyllBot:5, they could have completely taken over system control, gained access to real-time camera feeds and device data, and wreaked havoc and destruction at hospitals using the robot

Credit: Aethon

Researchers at New York-based cybersecurity startup Cynerio identified five zero-day vulnerabilities, known as JekyllBot:5, affecting Aethon TUG smart autonomous robots used in hospitals across the globe.

The vulnerabilities could enable remote surveillance of patients and doctors through the robot, and disrupt medication or supply deliveries.

Cynerio's Asher Brass said, "These zero-day vulnerabilities required a very low skill set for exploitation, no special privileges, and no user interaction to be successfully leveraged in an attack. If attackers were able to exploit JekyllBot:5, they could have completely taken over system control, gained access to real-time camera feeds and device data, and wreaked havoc and destruction at hospitals using the robots."

Aethon has released patches to fix the flaws.

From The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
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