MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Rumors of a medtech cyber-attack claimed that some of the industry’s biggest names were the targets of Chinese hackers.
An anonymous source told the San Francisco Chronicle that Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) and St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) were quietly infiltrated last year in a hack that may have lasted for months. Healthcare companies with sensitive information are required to report cyber-breaches, but no reports have been made, the paper reported.
The unnamed source told the Chronicle that the companies were unaware of the attack until a federal agency brought it to their attention, and the industry giants have since probed the breaches, according to the report.
A spokesperson for Boston Scientific told the Chronicle that its information was "inaccurate" and the other companies did not comment on the rumor.
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