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Insulin pumps are vulnerable to hacking, FDA warns amid recall
Washington Post

The Food and Drug Administration is warning insulin pump users about potential cybersecurity and hacking risks involved with some devices.

According to an announcement released Thursday, the MiniMed 508 and the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps from Medtronic are vulnerable to possible hacking and are being recalled.

If a patient is using one of the pumps, they could be at risk of “an unauthorized person with special technical skills and equipment” connecting to the device and changing how much insulin is delivered, according to a letter sent to patients and health-care providers and posted on Medtronic’s website.