9 GitHub Repositories Found Leaking Health Data from Over 150K Patients

HealthITSecurity.com

Jessica Davis

Improper access controls have left the data of more than 150,000 to 200,000 patients, and likely more, exposed online in at least nine GitHub repositories, shining a light on the need for improved vendor management and security processes, according to a new collaborative report from Jelle Ursem and DataBreaches.net.

Ursem, a security researcher from the Netherlands, has examined online databases for over a year and a half, which has led to the discovery of more than 400 data leaks from a host of companies, including private sector entities, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies, among others.

The new report, No Need to Hack When It’s Leaking, sheds light on this trend as it pertains to medical data. Ursem found...

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