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Report Exposes Vulnerabilities in St. Jude Medical’s Cardiac Devices

Aug. 29, 2016

Investment research firm Muddy Waters zeroed in on two cyberattacks that nascent hackers can launch to access St. Jude Medical’s cardiac devices.

One of the attacks allows hackers to control the pace of the devices, while the other enables hackers to drain the battery of the devices.

The report focuses on the company’s pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices. — José Vasquez

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