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Healthcare IT: When TV drama meets real-life medical device security

Healthcare IT: When TV drama meets real-life medical device security

June 17, 2019

“‘Murder by pacemaker’” isn’t a real thing, is it?” my friend asked. She’d been binging on Netflix and caught a TV drama in which the victim’s pacemaker was hacked. From a remote location, the hacker—a murderer for hire—was able to access the device, accelerate the victim’s heart rate, and cause cardiac arrest.

“I don’t think it’s happened in real life—yet,” I told my friend, “but it is possible.”

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