St. Jude Pacemaker Vulnerability … and Lawsuit?

September 09, 2016
Kevin Lam

This has been happening for a while now, just first time I’ve seen any light come to this tactic. So, in this article St. Jude, the makers of brand of pacemakers is suing MedSec Cyber Security and investment firm Muddy Waters for falsely disclosing a vulnerability with St. Jude medical devices in order to profit from short selling of the St. Jude stock.

My background is in security research, and this is a definite unspoken no-no especially when dealing with people’s lives (though not directly), so hopefully the situation is not as the St. Jude lawsuit describe.