Hacker about to release “heart stopper” dies


Hacker Barnaby Jack was about to release a hack that could take over most of all pacemakers and possibly kill people.

“Jack had planned to demonstrate his techniques to hack into pacemakers and implanted defibrillators at the Black Hat hackers convention in Las Vegas next Thursday. He told Reuters last week that he could kill a man from 30 feet away by attacking an implanted heart device.”

The only other details known about the new hack are that Jack had created a way to hack into a wireless communications system that linked implanted pacemakers and defibrillators with bedside monitors that gather information about their operations.

“I’m sure there could be lethal consequences,” Jack said in a phone interview.

Generally considered to be one of the good guys, a White Hat as their known.