NSA plans to gather information from medical devices

Jun

12

2016

The NSA is looking for opportunities to devices that are classified as medical devices such as pacemakers, to gather information. The organization also sees possibilities in becoming ever larger “Internet-of-things’, which are much more eavesdropping devices.

That said CEO Richard Ledgett during a meeting on military technology in the US capital Washington, for which the intercept message . According Ledgett is for medical devices “from a theoretical perspective” look, which is not yet clear whether the NSA actually pacemakers wants to listen. It would be a niche set of tools’ can be said Ledgett. He thereby also indicated that there are easier ways to keep suspects in mind.

At the same time NSA also looks at external risks of biomedical devices. Thus, there is no NSA employee must be provided with a medical device that can establish remote connections, but once this happens, it will probably take care of headaches, according Ledgett. It appeared clear already several times that devices like hack pacemakers in some cases by malicious.

Ledgett also announced to be interested in the emerging phenomenon of Internet-of-things, with all sorts of devices to the Internet and provide communication. This offers opportunities for the NSA to break into and gather information.

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