Minimed Distribution Group Breach

Date: February, 2023

Minimed Distribution Group is a medical development and distribution company for insulin pumps and other specialized equipment specifically for patients with diabetes. The company works to provide patients with the equipment they need and works closely with doctors and individuals. The company recently suffered from a data breach that gave away more user data than was intended.

What Was the Breach?

  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • App Username
  • App Password
  • Medtronic Diabetes User Identifier

How Did the Breach Occur?

Minimed Distribution Group employees installed analytics software in its iOS and Android applications to track user actions in the app and to monitor for any usage errors and potential issues. The analytics software was transmitting more information than intended to Google and served as a data breach for customers using the software without knowledge of what was happening to their data.

When Did This Breach Occur?

The Minimed Distribution Group determined on February 13, 2023, that some of its app-based customers were having their data disclosed to Google without their knowledge. This information was being shared because of analytics software installed on the system. While the data wasn't highly personal and didn't include financial information, it was still a breach of privacy that could give Google more information than you want the company to have.

Who Does the Breach Impact?

Any patients and customers using the InPep App by Medtronic after September 2020 could have had their information shared with Google. The information isn't likely to cause any harm, and you likely don't have to take any action to protect yourself, but you should be aware that some of your personal data were shared with Google and that the company could use the information for advertising purposes.

How Many Files Does the Breach Affect?

No specific files were impacted by this data breach. Instead, the Medtronic Diabetes app shared some user information via the analytics tools configured to run during visits by users.

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