Exposure

GitHub Leaks: Lessons Learned

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee reports: Recent incidents involving inadvertent exposure of patient data on GitHub, a software development and version control platform designed for collaboration, point to the need to ensure that data loss prevention tools are implemented, available security controls are leveraged and employees are made aware of the risks involved in using internet-facing...

Contact tracing data breach exposes health information of 72,000 Pennsylvanians

Rachel Yonkunas reports:  Multiple investigations are underway after a contact tracing data breach exposed personal health information of 72,000 Pennsylvanians. The unsecured information was collected by employees of Insight Global—the company paid around $30 million in taxpayer money to perform contact tracing in the state. “You could see people’s phone numbers, how many kids...

Dutch government pauses coronavirus app over data leak fears

AP reports: The Dutch government has temporarily disabled its coronavirus warning app amid data privacy concerns for people who have the app installed on phones using the Android operating system. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced late Wednesday that the CoronaMelder app will stop sending warnings for 48 hours while the government checks if users’ data...