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Intimate Details on Healthcare Workers Exposed as Cloud Security Lags

October 9, 2019


Yet another non-password protected cloud database has come to light, this time exposing a raft of highly personal information on healthcare workers and traveling nurses – including drug tests and arrest records. The incident showcases the unfortunate reality that cloud data security remains a persistent challenge for businesses of all kinds.

Jeremiah Fowler, a researcher at Security Discovery, found the database, which he said contains 957,000 records from Freedom Healthcare Staffing in Aurora, Colo. Included was “intimate” details on employees, various internal communications, job seeker and recruiter data, IP addresses, ports, pathways and storage data that cybercriminals could exploit to move deeper into the network.

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