For convenience purposes, modern pacemakers are programmed to receive commands wirelessly. The commands are sent from medical staff through a computer that is 30-50 feet from the pacemaker’s location. Domingo Rivera of AVM Technology, LLC, appearing on NBC News 12 in Richmond, discussed a hacker’s ability to gain access to a pacemaker using the device’s serial number and model number, which the attacker can obtain by sending a probe to the pacemaker. Our article discussing pacemaker hacking can be found here. You can also watch the video of the TV interview below.