Hackers Now Aimed at Medical Devices

It’s not just bank accounts and twitter feeds that need protection from hackers.  A new security warning suggests cyber-criminals could actually target important medical devices.  We’re talking about things like pacemakers — even hospital monitoring stations.  A threat so real, the FDA is taking action.  Officials say so far, it’s not aware of any patient injuries or deaths from the hacking of medical equipment.  But, almost everything is at risk because the equipment can be slowed or shut off.


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