NSA interested in exploiting internet-connected medical devices, spying on IoT
“The NSA has new tricks up its sleeve, looking for ways to exploit the Internet of Things and connected biomedical devices like pacemakers in order to monitor targets and collect foreign intelligence.
At the Defense One Tech Summit on Friday, NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett said, ‘We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now.’
If that involves hackers from the NSA’s Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), then it’s practically a done deal when you consider the wide range of devices previously pwned and listed in the ANT division catalog of exploits. It surely wouldn’t be too difficult for the group, since IoT and wireless medical devices are notoriously insecure.”