Clarification: Professor says Google search, not hacking, yielded medical info

Adam Greenberg reports:

Though unnamed in a breach notification and follow-up reports, a professor of ethical hacking at City College San Francisco (CCSF), Sam Bowne, has come forward on the internet to clarify that he did not demonstrate hacking a medical center’s server in a class, but rather came across sensitive information during a Google search.

In a Thursday post, Bowne said he performed the search and connected to an open FTP server full of medical information that ended up being from E.A. Conway Medical Center, a part of the University Health System. He explained that he was not teaching a class at the time and did not demonstrate it to anyone, as was indicated in a Data Breach Blog post and other published reports.

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