Abbott (St. Jude Medical) Pacemakers

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a firmware update to address software vulnerabilities in the following Abbot (formerly St. Jude Medical) pacemakers: Accent, Anthem, Accent MRI, Accent ST, Assurity, and Allure. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a malicious actor to gain access to a pacemaker and issue commands, change settings, or interfere with the intended function of the pacemaker. The NJCCIC strongly recommends individuals using any of the vulnerable pacemakers review the FDA Safety Communications page and set up an appointment with their healthcare provider to receive the necessary update as soon as possible. Users can visit www.sjm.com/cyberupdate or contact Abbott's hotline at 1.800.722.3774 for additional information.