May 17, 2017

Vulnerability Summary

A widely publicized cyberattack known as “WannaCry” (also as Ransom-WannaCry, WCry, WanaCrypt, and WanaCrypt0r) has attacked a number of organizations worldwide. Healthcare providers were among the targets of this attack. The malware encrypts (locks) computers and demands a payment to unlock the infected system.


Medtronic is taking all available precautions to ensure our infrastructure, technical systems, and products are patched and secured from malware. At this time, we are aware of no impacts resulting from this recent event.

Our security team is closely monitoring this evolving situation in close coordination with other organizations. We will continue to take appropriate actions as circumstances dictate, including patching and additional mitigations that may become available.

Additional Resources

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued an alert with more information on this issue and potential mitigations.

Customers who need more information should work with their designated Medtronic service representative.