Data Breach Exposed Medical Records, Including Blood Test Results, of Over 100 Thousand Patients


In the latest leak of sensitive medical records in the United States, lab test results and other patient files belonging to an estimated 150,000 Americans were unearthed online by security researchers late last month.

The records, discovered by researchers at the Kromtech Security Center, had been stored on an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket. According to Kromtech, the files were publicly accessible and unprotected by a password. A cursory examination of the contents revealed a wide range of sensitive details about patients whose names, addresses, phone numbers, diagnoses, and test results were exposed.



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