Why 'medjacking' is a real and present danger

MEDJACKING was thrust into the global consciousness when the US vice-president, no less, was assassinated before our very eyes, with his pacemaker being remotely ramped up to initiate fatal cardiac arrest. 

The demise of vice-president William Walden — okay, this was the TV drama Homeland, but obviously as close to real life as it comes — could have been brushed off as the stuff of fantasy.

But the fact that the then real holder of that office, Dick Cheney, reacted to the story by disconnecting the wireless function of his heart defibrillator suggested the