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Medical data of millions of Americans available online

Posted On: 17 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: TechRadar

Medical data of millions of Americans available online

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 on servers which lacked the security precautions that are typically employed by businesses and government agencies.
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ProPublica found that the extent of the exposure varies by health provider as well as by the medical record software they use....

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