Class Claims St. Jude Pacemakers Can Be Hacked

From the you’re-not-really-surprised-by-this-are-you? dept., Don DeBenedictis reports:

In a class action that sounds like a Tom Clancy novel, a patient claims that pacemakers and other implanted heart devices sold by St. Jude Medical can be attacked by hackers to steal personal information and even harm patients.

Clinton W. Ross Jr. claims that several lines of St. Jude’s heart-regulating devices designed to be monitored remotely with in-home equipment, rather than during in-person visits to the doctor, lack “even the most basic security defenses” to safeguard their computer communications from outsiders.

Gee, what could have possibly given him that idea?

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