The Animas OneTouch Ping is a little different -- it's vulnerable because the communications between the remote control and the insulin pump aren't encrypted or scrambled, which seems like something that should've been done, but we're not Johnson & Johnson, so who knows? Apparently, someone could intercept the remote's commands and pump their target full of insulin from up to 25ft away, a cyber-security firm found. No word on how the firm ran this test, but hopefully the subject recovered.
OK, so the attacker would have to hack the technology, build a sophisticated system, get within 25ft of their victim, and keep upping the insulin dose until the poor person's blood sugar dropped so low, it became life-threatening. But who knows -- "Pumping" could become the new "Swatting," especially among the gamer crowd. Their diet consists mostly of Mountain Dew and Doritos, which means there are probably a few people who have, or are going to have, diabetes... and also lots of enemies seeking revenge.