Black hat hacker can remotely attack insulin pumps
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Black hat hacker can remotely attack insulin pumps and kill people
(CBS/AP) - As if we didn't already have enough to be neurotic about, a man at the Black Hat Technical Security Conference gave a presentation detailing how he could take control of insulin pumps from miles away and kill his victims.
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Jerome Radcliffe is a diabetic. The nefarious hack he presented at the conference Thursday was a response to his condition. "I have two devices attached to me at all times; an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor," said Radcliffe. He said that the devices turned him into a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
Out of fear for his own safety he wanted to see if he could hack into these wireless medical devices. As a senior threat intelligence analyst for a major computer security organization, it only made sense that he would test his own defense against hackers.