What hackers know about your medical device could kill you

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Hackers could gain access to all kinds of medical devices, cybersecurity experts told MarketWatch.

For years, companies have been connecting medical devices to the internet, allowing everything from hospital machinery to consumer products to do more, and faster.

What could go wrong?

A lot, cybersecurity experts say. Though actual instances of hacking, as far as industry and experts know, have yet to occur, the medical-device industry and hospitals are way behind when it comes to guarding against these threats, they say.

The longtime subject of concern flared up again this week, after Johnson & Johnson said its JNJ, +0.57% Animas OneTouch Ping insulin pump could be hacked using sophisticated equipment.

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