Highly Contagious Malware Could Cause ‘Mass Murder’ By Hacking Pacemakers To Send A Deadly Jolt

Thursday, October 18, 2012
By Paul Martin

Geoffrey Ingersoll
Oct. 18, 2012

A highly contagious software virus is proving very effective at targeting a very important piece of electronics: The Pacemaker.

Pacemaker’s keep poorly functioning human hearts on beat, by discharging small amounts of electricity into the cardiac muscle at specific times.

The malware spreads like a disease to every pacemaker in range of the originally infected unit, effectively daisy chaining a deadly voltage of electricity.

This is just one of a couple revelations that came out of a recent BreakPoint security conference in Melbourne.

The Rest…HERE

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