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FDA confirms that St. Jude's cardiac devices can be hacked - E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cyber Security Section News

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Posted on: Jan 17, 2017

The FDA confirmed that St. Jude Medical's implantable cardiac devices have vulnerabilities that could allow a hacker to access a device. Once in, they could deplete the battery or administer incorrect pacing or shocks, the FDA said recently.

The devices, like pacemakers and defibrillators, are used to monitor and control patients' heart functions and prevent heart attacks.

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This article was submitted by Jonathan T. Armiger, Wagner Reese LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cyber Security Section page, please email Kara Sikorski at ksikorski@indybar.org.

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