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FDA recalls nearly 500,000 pacemakers due to cybersecurity flaws

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled almost half a million pacemakers because they were found to be vulnerable to cyber threats. The recall comes months after the FDA conducted an investigation into the affected devices that revealed a number of non-compliance issues. Threats include flaws in cybersecurity that could allow hackers to run the batteries down or even alter the heartbeats of 465,000 patients.