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…
https://govanguard.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Header_Logo.png 0 0 govanguard https://govanguard.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Header_Logo.png govanguard2019-10-08 16:55:002019-10-08 16:55:00Intimate Details on Healthcare Workers Exposed as Cloud Security Lags
Our Standard Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM EDT
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Where to Find Us
Data Privacy Notice
- – All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners.
- – The use of these names, logos, and brands is for identification purposes only and does not imply endorsement.
- – Content syndication and aggregation of public information is solely for the purpose of identifying information security trends, all syndicated content contains source links to the content creator website. All content is owned by it’s respective content creators.
- – If you are an owner of some content and want it to be removed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org