Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, pose with Raven II surgical robots in a photo from 2012. Subsequent work by the researchers uncovered ways the robots could be hacked. (Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta)

Surgical Robots The Latest To Fall To Whitehats

In-brief: Researchers from the University of Washington demonstrated attacks against “a slew” of exploitable vulnerabilities in a surgical robot they helped develop. They included attacks that could cause “jerky motion of robot’s arms” or render the surgical robot “motionless” and “almost unusable.”