Could someone hack your pacemaker? FDA is recalling 465,000 of them due to that risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling nearly 500,000 pacemakers — the device that controls one’s heartbeat — citing concerns that they are vulnerable to hacking.
There are six types of pacemakers, all radio-controlled, affected by the recall, according to The Guardian.
“The pacemaker devices to which this update applies include the RF telemetry versions of the following devices in the U.S.: Accent SR RF™, Accent MRI™, Assurity™, Assurity MRI™, Accent DR RF™, Anthem RF™, Allure RF™, Allure Quadra RF™, and Quadra Allure MP RF™,” read the St. Jude Medical website.