Medtronic Cybersecurity Risks: Some Devices Should Be Returned to Vendor

Some Medtronic cybersecurity risks were discovered in relation to the “MiniMed Paradigm” products range, that is why the company urges immediate returning to vendors the remote controllers associated with MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps.

Medtronic Cybersecurity Risks: More Details

The problematic devices we are talking about are the MMT-500 and MMT-503 models. Diabetics use these together with the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps family and also with the insulin pump named Medtronic MiniMed 508.

What’s the issue?

According to BleepingComputer, these remote controllers are old and can permit a hacker to perform some records and replays of the wireless communication signal. This is basically produced when the user transmits a command to the insulin pump by pressing a controller button.

This way, unauthorized people could take charge of the remote controller and send too much insulin to the patient or prevent its delivery.  If this happens, diabetics could have severe health issues, since hypoglycemia or ketoacidosis might take place.

The company also mentioned to the same publication that there are no reports yet of these remote controllers being exploited.

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What the Company Says About It

Medtronic has released a medial device recall communication and informs users to immediately stop

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