Johnson & Johnson Warns Diabetes Patients That Its Insulin Pump Has a Bug That May Cause It to Be Hacked to Deliver a Fatal Dose! Yikes! | Pharmaguy's Insights Into Drug Industry News |

A hacker could potentially exploit to overdose diabetic patients with insulin.

Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a cyber security bug in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker could exploit to overdose diabetic patients with insulin, though it describes the hacking risk as low.

Medical device experts said they believe it was the first time a manufacturer had issued such a warning to patients about a cyber vulnerability, a hot topic in the industry following revelations last month about possible vulnerabilities in pacemakers and defibrillators.