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FDA issues new alert on Medtronic insulin pump security

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert warning that some insulin pumps from Medtronic are vulnerable to hackers, who could remotely gain access to and control them. The FDA has recommended that patients using the affected models switch to other models with better cybersecurity capabilities. Insulin pumps are part of a growing number of internet of things devices found susceptible to hacking, making healthcare settings vulnerable to cyber attacks. The FDA urges manufacturers to be vigilant about monitoring and disclosing vulnerabilities in medical devices.

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