200K Veterans’ Medical Records Exposed, But Were They Also Exfiltrated?

Becky Bracken reports:

A database filled with the medical records of nearly 200,000 U.S. military veterans was exposed online by a vendor working for the Veterans Administration, according to an analyst, who also presented evidence the data might have been exfiltrated by ransomware attackers.

The VA for it’s part said that the evidence may point to internal security work rather than a cyberattack.

The files were first discovered on April 18 by researcher Jeremiah Fowler, who found the database sitting exposed online without even basic password protection

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