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Growing Threat to Medical Gadgets: Malware

Growing Threat to Medical Gadgets: Malware

(NEWSER– What happens when malware attacks the very devices keeping us healthy? The threat has the FDA concerned, the Wall Street Journal reports: "We are aware of hundreds of medical devices that have been infected by malware," says a senior official. Thus far, there haven't been any known deaths or injuries associated with the computer viruses, but the agency is urging device manufacturers to develop cyberattack security plans in their applications for FDA approval.

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