Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Abbott Laboratories announced on Monday that the company is launching cyber security updates to improve the security of the St. Jude implanted cardiac devices.
According to the FDA, the devices contained “vulnerabilities” that could possibly give a hacker remote access to the devices. There have been no reports of this happening and the updates are a precaution to protect patients. These updates will be pushed to the devices automatically.
In late summer there were reports of potential hacks that could cause pacemakers to speed up to dangerous rates and another that could cause the batteries to drain.
Here is all the info from the FDA:
Posted by John Flucke at 06:00