Death by defibrillator — fact or fiction?

Gina Kolata / New York Times News Service
Published Oct 29, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM
A chest X-ray shows an implantable defibrillator, which will shock a heart that is beating out of control. Some researchers are studying the unlikely but chilling threat that the life-saving medical device could be hacked into for nefarious purposes or crippled by malware.