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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. The database was set to be publicly accessible, and anyone could edit, download or delete data without administrative credentials, he said. That’s worrying given the sensitive nature of the information he found. “In a sampling of the documents I read for verification purposes, I saw failed drug tests (without prescriptions for those drugs), a nurse being accused of taking a patient’s painkillers, complaints about a hospital’s illegal interference in nurses trying to unionize and many more complicated situations,” he wrote in a posting on Tuesday. “In one document, a manager referenced a news article of a nurse who was arrested and then instructed an employee to check if that nurse’s name was in their system or had ever worked for Freedom Healthcare…

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