Medical Device Security

September 2018

Medical Device Security
By Sarah Elkins
For The Record
Vol. 30 No. 8 P. 20

Hackers have a new target, but the goal is still the same.

It’s a plot right out of Hollywood: Nefarious hackers gain access to a world leader’s pacemaker and threaten to assassinate him unless $10 million are wired to an offshore account. It’s a vaguely familiar plot, isn’t it? TV thriller Homeland had a similar episode in 2012. Or perhaps you have a faint memory of headlines from 2007 when then Vice President Dick Cheney, motivated by concerns that his pacemaker could be hacked, had its wireless capability disabled.

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