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Medical data of millions of Americans available online

1 month ago   |   By TechRadar

The medical images and health data of millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, have been discovered on unsecured servers. The records cover over 5m patients in the US as well as millions more around the world and in some cases, these images and private data can be viewed by anyone with access to a web browser. An investigation carried out by ProPublica and the German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk identified 187 servers in the US that were not protected by passwords or basic security precautions. Unlike other recent high-profile data breaches, these records were stored...
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Millions of Americans' medical images and data are available on the Internet

Millions of Americans' medical images and data are available on the Internet

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Dislocated cervical vertebrae (traumatic lesion of cervical vertebrae C1-C2). X-ray in profile. (Photo by: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox .
Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the Internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise.
The records cover more than 5 million patients in the United States and millions...
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