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GE Health Stations and Servers Vulnerable to Cyberattack, FDA Warns

General Electric Co. health-care stations and servers may be vulnerable to cyberattacks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a safety communication on Thursday.

The FDA warned health providers, facilities and patients that an outside firm had identified cybersecurity vulnerabilities in GE medical servers used to display patient information like heartbeat or blood pressure. The security gaps could allow an attacker to take over and interfere with the monitors by, for example, silencing alarms or creating false ones.