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US hacking firm teams up with short seller

MedSec discloses weakness in St Jude's medical devices after Muddy Waters takes short position against the firm
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 05:50
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MUDDY WATERS' CARSON BLOCK: 'We partnered with Muddy Waters because they have a great history of holding large corporations accountable,' said MedSec's Ms Bone.

Washington

WHEN a team of hackers discovered that St Jude Medical Inc's pacemakers and defibrillators had security vulnerabilities that could put lives at risk, they didn't warn St Jude. Instead, the hackers, who work for cybersecurity startup MedSec, e-mailed Carson Block, who runs the