Exposure

Months after notifying patients of a leak, Medico issues press release

In July, DataBreaches.net reported on a leak it had discovered in June. On September 17, Medico of South Carolina reported a breach to HHS that reportedly impacted 6,489 patients. On December 11, they issued a press release that appears to be related to the same incident.   Medico of South Carolina “(Medico”) is a medical billing...

Police Procedural: How South Carolina Arrest Records Were Exposed

UpGuard reports: The UpGuard Research team can now disclose that a cloud storage bucket containing personally identifiable information (PII) for thousands of people in the South Carolina justice system has been secured. An employee of Spartan Technology, a South Carolina tech company, had uploaded a collection of backups to the AWS S3 storage service. The data...

Months-Long Privacy Breach Involving Meal Tray Tickets at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital: DPH

Bay City News reports: The San Francisco Department of Public Health announced Tuesday a privacy breach at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital involving patients’ meal tray tickets that were improperly disposed into regular garbage bins. The tickets, which contained patients’ full names, birth month and day, bed/unit location at the hospital, diet information and...

Public Relations: How a Marketing & PR Platform Exposed Thousands of Users

The UpGuard research team reports: The UpGuard Research team can now disclose that a data collection originating from iPR Software (risk score: 683) containing details of 477,000 media contacts, business entity account information, over 35,000 user password hashes, assorted documents, and administrative system credentials has been secured. The Amazon S3 storage bucket contained a large...