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